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07.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
In 1944, an Englishman limps home with the aid of a cane. Held prisoner by the Germans since the early months of World War II, he had recently been freed by the advancing Allies. When he crosses the gate into his farmyard, his dog recognizes him but to his five-year old boy, he�s a stranger. He discovers that his wife has innocently befriended a German POW, dispatched each day from the nearby pr...
01.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is perhaps the foremost historian of the African-American experience, both as a scholar and public intellectual. His latest endeavor under the latter heading is to host �African American Lives 2,� premiering 8 p.m., Feb. 6 on MPTV-10. Using family trees of the famous and the less known as a starting point, Gates investigates black life in America over four episodes....