Review: Lives 2 finds poetry in famous family trees

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The New York Times gives high marks to African-American Lives 2, the follow-up to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s celebrity genealogy investigation that aired on PBS in 2006. The four-part series begins Wednesday and, the Times‘ Felicia R. Lee writes, “belies its sleepy name with the poetry of history, the magic of science and the allure of the family trees of Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Tina Turner, Don Cheadle, Tom Joyner and Maya Angelou.”