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Re: Oprah's Roots
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PBS, Channel 28, in Los Angeles, will air African American Lives, on Wednesday, January 24, at 8 p.m.
I just watched an interview of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and he stated that this is a new program entirely devoted to Oprah Winfrey's roots.
He also stated that there will be a continuation of the series next year which, like the original series, will feature the genealogical histories of several more prominent African-Americans, like Morgan Freeman, etc.
Dr. Gates additionally stated that a project is being developed in which a contest is being planned so that "regular folk" can submit an essay about their family history. The prize will be that the winner's family history will be researched and the results will be featured in the "African American Lives" series along with the histories of the more prominent people.
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