henry louis gates & ken burns

Dr. Henry Louis Gates and Ken Burns

*With respective films set to air in the coming months on PBS, “Finding Your Roots” host Dr. Henry Louis Gates and filmmaker Ken Burns are traveling the country together discussing race.

“American Fault Line: Race and the American Ideal” finds the pair in Brooklyn tonight along with NPR’s Michel Martin to “discuss race – the prevailing political fault line in the US – its significance in their understanding of America, its importance in their work and how, as a nation, we deal with it today,” according to PBS.

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The tour – which began last December in Charleston, South Carolina and hit Austin’s SXSW last weekend and Washington D.C. this week – also includes clips from the pair’s upcoming PBS programs: “Jackie Robinson,” Burns’s film about the impact and legacy of the first black major league baseball player (April 11 and 12); and “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (airing this fall), Gates’s chronicle of the civil rights movement culminating in the election of President Obama.

Wednesday’s discussion (03-16-16) will be streamed live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music from 8–9:30pm / 7–8:30pm Central.

Check back here at 8 to watch the livestream, below.