Faces of America

Our American Stories

Season 1, Episode 1 of 4

Episode One will explore the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. World war tore apart families; and sundered the fabric of many lives; but America beckoned and millions came. Yet, America was an ambivalent host. At its best, a place of refuge and salvation, as for film director Mike Nichols whose entire family escaped Nazi Germany. At its worst, a country that would imprison two generations of Japanese Americans, like the ancestors of Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. Along the way, we'll discover the buoyant American optimism that shaped chance - as in a single encounter that changed cellist Yo-Yo Ma's life forever - to pave the road to success.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
2/10/2010
8 p.m.
2/11/2010
3 a.m.
2/3/2011
10 p.m.
2/4/2011
3 a.m.
1/7/2013
10 p.m.
1/8/2013
3 a.m.
2/10/2013
noon
2/10/2013
8 p.m.
2/11/2013
2 a.m.
2/16/2013
1 p.m.
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