This episode explores the many journeys to becoming American that defined the "Century of Immigration" (1820s-1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a ... See full summary »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Elizabeth Alexander Elizabeth Alexander ... Herself
Mario Batali ... Himself
Stephen Colbert ... Himself
Christopher Cook Christopher Cook ... (voice)
Louise Erdrich Louise Erdrich ... Herself
Henry Louis Gates ... Himself - Host
Malcolm Gladwell ... Himself
Yo-Yo Ma ... Himself
Hugh Morgan Hugh Morgan ... (voice)
Mike Nichols ... Himself
Queen Noor ... Herself
Mehmet Oz ... Himself
Meryl Streep ... Herself
Kristi Yamaguchi ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

This episode explores the many journeys to becoming American that defined the "Century of Immigration" (1820s-1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power. Stephen Colbert's Irish great-great-grandfather escaped poverty and religious oppression, whereas Mario Batali's great-grandfather, who left the place where his family had lived for centuries, struggled to survive in the quartz mines of Montana. Her Majesty Queen Noor's Syrian great-grandfather quickly found his footing in New York's first Arab American community, while Kristi Yamaguchi's grandfather faced exclusionary laws and racially-defined barriers to citizenship for decades. Written by PBS Publicity

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Release Date:

17 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ark Media See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed