Finding Your Roots - 2021 Screening
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Join us for an exclusive screening of highlights from season seven of Finding Your Roots, hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Following the screening, stay with us for a live Q&A moderated by WLVR News Director Jen Rehill. We will talk with Peabody Award winner and NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg, about her appearance on Finding Your Roots, politics and more. Joining Nina will be Legacy Tree genetic genealogist Adrienne Abiodun and Finding Your Roots showrunner/senior producer Sabin Streeter.
Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., season seven is provided by Ancestry and Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.
Lehigh Valley Public Media
Finding Your Roots Membership
- Lehigh Valley Public Media
Lehigh Valley Public Media
- Jen Rehill - Host and Moderator
Jen Rehill brings more than fifteen years of media experience to WLVR at stations such as WHYY, WITF, WHP, WVIA, WQLN and WDUQ. She has worked as a program producer, reporter, podcast producer, host and Pennsylvania State Capitol Bureau Chief, where she helped craft a new bureau and news service with coverage on state politics and national elections. Rehill has garnered journalism awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters Association, The Society of Professional Journalists and Public Radio News Directors, Inc. She once scored a regional Edward R. Murrow award for a feature report on women’s roller derby.
- Nina Totenberg
Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. Totenberg's coverage of the Supreme Court and legal affairs has won her widespread recognition. She is often featured in documentaries — most recently RBG — that deal with issues before the court. As Newsweek put it, "The mainstays [of NPR] are Morning Edition and All Things Considered. But the creme de la creme is Nina Totenberg."
- Adrienne Abiodun
Adrienne Abiodun is an energetic researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists who loves challenging genealogical research projects. In addition to her 19 years of genealogy experience, she's obtained a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She most enjoys research in areas involving DNA, unknown parentage, African American genealogy, Southern U.S. and lineage society applications.
- Sabin Streeter
Sabin Streeter is an independent writer and filmmaker, specializing in documentary television. He is the showrunner, senior producer and director of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS 2015-ongoing). Recent projects include senior producing and directing the Emmy-nominated four-hour series Black America Since MLK: And Still And I Rise (PBS, 2016), directing and producing the first two episodes of the Emmy-winning six hour series Many Rivers to Cross (PBS 2013), as well as producing America Revealed (PBS, 2012), Fabric of the Cosmos: Space (PBS, 2012), Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO, 2011), and the six-hour Emmy-nominated NOVA special This Emotional Life (PBS, 2010). Streeter is also the editor of GIG (Random House), an oral history of the contemporary workplace and a contributing editor of US: Americans Talk About Love (Faber & Faber), an oral history of romance. He has contributed to The New Yorker, Harpers, and other publications.
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