Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.
Vivian Howard and Marcus Samuelsson enjoy Julia Child’s presentation of chickens. They note how she invented cooking on television and discuss her mission to educate viewers about the value of prime ingredients and how to prepare them.
Rick Bayless comments on Julia Child’s performance preparing potatoes. Collaborator and dear friend Jacques Pepin discusses her love of butter and her gracious approach to meet all of the staff at restaurants where they dined.
Sara Moulton, Carla Hall, Jose Andres and Eric Ripert discuss how comfortable and magnetic Julia Child was in her first episode. Martha Stewart weighs in on how influential Julia was in changing how viewers thought about food and cooking.
Rick Bayless marvels over Julia Child’s knife skills and what great training technique she provided, while Jose Andres and Eric Ripert wonder how many tips are in her 200 episodes of “The French Chef.
Jose Andres and Eric Ripert are amazed by Julia Child’s hands-on treatment of a whole fish, how much information she conveys in the show and her ability to work without any retakes.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus, three pioneering scientists who’ve made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world while knowing little about their own ancestry.
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