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🎉Happy Birthday Skip 🎉
09/16/2022

🎉Happy Birthday Skip 🎉

🎉Happy Birthday 🎉to our dear host and friend Henry Louis Gates, Jr.! Thank you for always managing to warm our hearts and making us laugh. You're one-of-a-kind Skip so here's to celebrating you!

Excited to announce that THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG has received a nomination for the News an...
07/29/2022

Excited to announce that THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG has received a nomination for the News and Documentary Emmys in the Outstanding Historical Documentary category!

06/29/2022

“I have never seen this much activism in my life, in all of my long life. When I look at 16-year-olds, 23-year-olds… I always say I just had to wait for some of my friends to be born. I’m so glad to see you.” - Gloria Steinem

We are NOT DONE fighting for our rights! We women have come so far and we are not stopping now. 

As women, we must take our anger, hurt, and passion to create permanent change so all women have secured their fundamental human rights.

06/29/2022
NOT DONE- Gloria Steinem Excerpt

"I have never seen this much activism in my life, in all of my long life. When I look at 16-year-olds, 23-year-olds… I always say I just had to wait for some of my friends to be born. I’m so glad to see you.” - Gloria Steinem

We are NOT DONE fighting for our rights! We women have come so far and we are not stopping now.

As women, we must take our anger, hurt, and passion to create permanent change so all women have secured their fundamental human rights.

06/20/2022

Here is a first look at MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, a new series from . that highlights the vibrant cultural and social spaces at the heart of the African American experience.

Save the date! premieres October 4 at 9/8c, only on . Learn more about the series at pbs.org/makingblackamerica.

06/20/2022
MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

Here is a first look at MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, a new series from that highlights the vibrant cultural and social spaces at the heart of the African American experience.

Save the date! premieres October 4 at 9/8c, only on . Learn more about the series at pbs.org/makingblackamerica.

"Black History in Two Minutes has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said Claire Graves, E...
05/13/2022
ROBERT F. SMITH'S BLACK HISTORY IN TWO MINUTES (OR SO) TAKES HOME WEBBY AWARD WINS FOR A 3RD YEAR IN A ROW

"Black History in Two Minutes has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

/PRNewswire/ -- AOne Creative announced today that Black History in Two Minutes (or so) has, for a third year in a row, been named as the Best Social:...

Thanks to everyone who voted!  Finding Your Roots wins the  final!
04/05/2022

Thanks to everyone who voted! Finding Your Roots wins the final!

Your Champion is... Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.!!! Finding Your Roots defeated MASTERPIECE | PBS in the final match, 54 to 30.
Thank you to everyone who participated, including the PBS programs who played along, and congratulations to Finding Your Roots! What theme would you like to see next year? Which programs would you like to see in the brackets? Comment below!

We’ve made it to the finals!  Vote for  to win  on .  It’s a close race against Masterpiece. The voting period will clos...
04/05/2022

We’ve made it to the finals! Vote for to win on . It’s a close race against Masterpiece. The voting period will close on Tuesday, April 5, at 9 am EDT.

IT'S FINALS TIME! Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. defeated Rick Steves' Europe, 58 to 31. Last year's finals was a match between Mister Rogers' Neighborhood vs. Carmen Sandiego with Mister Rogers taking home the championship. Which show will it be this time?

Vote 👍 for MASTERPIECE | PBS or ❤️ for Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. using the reactions. Votes in the comments will not be counted. The voting period will close on Tuesday, April 5, at 9 am EDT. Feel free to share and please make sure your friends come to THIS post to vote.

03/25/2022

Today celebrates its 10th anniversary🎉

Check out the kind messages some of the past guests shared to commemorate this momentous milestone!

Some of the incredible women we have been able to feature on the  series over the years. Happy !
03/08/2022

Some of the incredible women we have been able to feature on the series over the years. Happy !

"Ten out of ten. It’s amazing and inspiring that you can still hear Frederick Douglass’ words — still alive — and still ...
03/03/2022
'Frederick Douglass in Five Speeches' Now on HBO - Los Angeles Sentinel

"Ten out of ten. It’s amazing and inspiring that you can still hear Frederick Douglass’ words — still alive — and still inspiring and driving generations."

Read the Los Angeles Sentenial's review of Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches. Now Streaming on HBO & HBO Max.

“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.”― Frederick Douglass

A huge congratulations to Dyllan McGee on her new role as an Executive Producer of the inaugural VERSAl 🎉 Versa is a fem...
03/01/2022
Ellie Goulding, Kali Uchis, Liz Phair Lead New Versa Festival in Chicago

A huge congratulations to Dyllan McGee on her new role as an Executive Producer of the inaugural VERSAl 🎉

Versa is a female-driven “music + more” festival featuring musicians, comedians, inspirational speakers, & chefs! Learn more about the women-led festival in Rolling Stone’s new article 🎸🎤

Inaugural women-led event includes musicians, comedians, speakers and chefs

“The contemporary civil rights movement unfolded directly in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin”In The New York Ti...
02/26/2022
Opinion | Trayvon Martin Is Still Making America Confront Its Original Sin

“The contemporary civil rights movement unfolded directly in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin”

In The New York Times video “Trayvon Martin Is Still making America Confront Its Original Sin”
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares his thoughts on how the killing of Trayvon Martin has impacted the United States.

Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. This one did.

02/18/2022

"He single handedly was charged with the task of refuting every racist stereotype about Black people through one means: his voice.”

HBO original documentary revisits and brings to life the famous orator’s words that called out American hypocrisy and challenged the nation to live up to its founding principles. Premieres February 23 on HBO Max

02/08/2022

On the next , Terry Crews and Tony Danza discover they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds through sheer force of will. Be sure to watch this powerful new episode Tuesday, February 8 at 8/7c on PBS!

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee

A new documentary film from McGee Media, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  Dyllan McGee and Julia Marchesi premieres on HBO Februa...
02/01/2022

A new documentary film from McGee Media, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee and Julia Marchesi premieres on HBO February 23rd!

Revolution starts with a voice.

The HBO documentary brings to life five legendary speeches from the most famous American anti-slavery activist to further understand his story and the story of our country. Premieres February 23 at 9PM on HBO Max.

01/19/2022

I'm deeply saddened by the news of Leon Talley's passing. It was a gift to explore his family tree with him during this season of Finding Your Roots. He was a force of culture. His roots were strong, and the legacy he leaves us will continue to flower brilliantly as he was.

 Burnett will be appearing in a future season of Finding Your Roots!  New episodes from season 8 are streaming now on ht...
01/13/2022

Burnett will be appearing in a future season of Finding Your Roots! New episodes from season 8 are streaming now on https://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee

I had the pleasure of introducing our National Treasure, Carol Burnett, to the amazing ancestors on her family tree for Season 9 of Finding Your Roots. What a great honor!
, McGee Media.

01/11/2022

Tune-in TONIGHT for Finding Your Roots at 8pm on . These incredible trailblazers, and made profound sacrifices for social justice and now they have the chance to discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them. Don't miss their amazing stories! Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee

01/05/2022

Hey East Coast... Finding Your Roots starts now on PBS! Tune-in and watch and Lee Daniels Entertainment discover their family's ancestry. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee

01/04/2022

Finding Your Roots is back! Tune in to our season premiere this week with actress and filmmaker and filmmaker Lee Daniels Entertainment as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the hidden stories of their family trees. Don’t miss on Tuesday, January 4 at 8/7c on PBS

Congratulations to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for receiving the Pen/Audible Literary Service Award. The award was presented ...
10/06/2021

Congratulations to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for receiving the Pen/Audible Literary Service Award. The award was presented to him by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and Actor/Director Jodie Foster. It was a fabulous night for the team at McGee Media to come together and celebrate Skip’s pioneering contributions as a writer and scholar.

Join  and other leaders to call on Congress to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass a long overdue paid f...
09/27/2021

Join and other leaders to call on Congress to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass a long overdue paid family and medical leave policy.

Unless we act, this opportunity may slip away—with huge consequences for women, families, and the U.S. economy.

Here are two steps you can take today: 1) Call (202) 224-3121 to contact your members of Congress and urge them to keep paid leave in the budget package. 2) Spread the word. Share this post with your friends and family, and tag 3 people who care about this issue.

We’ve never been closer to passing , and we can’t give up now. Don’t let Congress leave women behind.

Congratulations to Dyllan McGee, Sara Wolitzky, Ali Moss and the entire team who worked on NOT DONE:  WOMEN REMAKING AME...
07/27/2021

Congratulations to Dyllan McGee, Sara Wolitzky, Ali Moss and the entire team who worked on NOT DONE: WOMEN REMAKING AMERICA for their News and Doc Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary!

Congratulations to Dyllan McGee, Sara Wolitzky, Ali Moss Adriana Pacheco and the team at McGee Media for receiving the G...
06/09/2021
Kerry Washington, Catherine O’Hara, Lena Waithe, Kelly Clarkson Among 2021 Gracie Awards Honorees (Exclusive)

Congratulations to Dyllan McGee, Sara Wolitzky, Ali Moss Adriana Pacheco and the team at McGee Media for receiving the Gracie Award for NOT DONE: WOMEN REMAKING AMERICA. The film for PBS/Verizon Media will be honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation at its 46th Annual Gracie Awards in September. The awards pay tribute to women working in television, radio and digital media along with entertainment and news programs created by women that address timely topics and social issues.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/kerry-washington-lena-waithe-2021-gracie-awards-1234964834/

Kerry Washington, Catherine O’Hara, Lena Waithe and Kelly Clarkson are among the women who will be honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation at its 46th Annual Gracie Awards. The …

So excited to announce that our web series,  has won two Webby Awards in the Podcast: Documentary and the Social: Educat...
05/18/2021
Webby Awards XXV: How to Watch the Virtual Show

So excited to announce that our web series, has won two Webby Awards in the Podcast: Documentary and the Social: Education & Discovery categories. Congratulations Dyllan McGee Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Robert F. Smith and the entire team at McGee Media who helped bring these stories to life!

Webby Awards XXV, the star-studded virtual show hosted by Jameela Jamil will be available to watch on Tuesday, May 18th at 3pm ET. Here's what to expect.

05/07/2021

🙏Thanks to all who took the time to vote for The Webby Awards “People’s Voice.” Winners will be announced May 18th at the 25th Annual during a star-studded, virtual show hosted by Jameela Jamil | Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee Deon Taylor

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Watch the season 8 finale of Finding Your Roots on PBS now!
Thanks to everyone who voted! Finding Your Roots wins the final!
We’ve made it to the finals! Vote for to win on . It’s a close race against Masterpiece. The voting period will close on Tuesday, April 5, at 9 am EDT.
Today celebrates its 10th anniversary🎉

Check out the kind messages some of the past guests shared to commemorate this momentous milestone!
Some of the incredible women we have been able to feature on the series over the years. Happy !
"Ten out of ten. It’s amazing and inspiring that you can still hear Frederick Douglass’ words — still alive — and still inspiring and driving generations."

Read the Los Angeles Sentenial's review of Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches. Now Streaming on HBO & HBO Max.
A huge congratulations to Dyllan McGee on her new role as an Executive Producer of the inaugural VERSAl 🎉

Versa is a female-driven “music + more” festival featuring musicians, comedians, inspirational speakers, & chefs! Learn more about the women-led festival in Rolling Stone’s new article 🎸🎤
“The contemporary civil rights movement unfolded directly in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin”

In The New York Times video “Trayvon Martin Is Still making America Confront Its Original Sin”
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares his thoughts on how the killing of Trayvon Martin has impacted the United States.
"He single handedly was charged with the task of refuting every racist stereotype about Black people through one means: his voice.”

HBO original documentary revisits and brings to life the famous orator’s words that called out American hypocrisy and challenged the nation to live up to its founding principles. Premieres February 23 on HBO Max
On the next , Terry Crews and Tony Danza discover they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds through sheer force of will. Be sure to watch this powerful new episode Tuesday, February 8 at 8/7c on PBS!

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee
A new documentary film from McGee Media, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dyllan McGee and Julia Marchesi premieres on HBO February 23rd!
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