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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Harvard professor who has been much in the news this week -- and was a big topic in our news roundtable  today -- had a thought-provoking conversation with Tom in 2006.

They discussed Gates's journey as he explored the African heritage of black Americans. It's as relevant today as ever. You can listen to the full hour here.

This program aired on July 24, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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