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KMOS-TV Hosts Preview of "African American Lives 2"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Jan. 30, 2008) – KMOS-TV, channel 6, UCM’s public broadcasting station, will host a sneak preview of the new PBS series “African American Lives 2” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Elliott Union 235 on the UCM campus.

The full series will air on KMOS-TV at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., will guide several African Americans on a journey tracing their lineages through U.S. history and back to Africa.

Learn About Tracing Family History

The sneak preview planned for Feb. 5 will include excerpts from interviews and information about new resources for African Americans interested in tracing their family histories. The presenters will announce details about how one KMOS-TV viewer will benefit from a personal DNA profile provided by

UCM’s Africana Studies Center and Office of Community Engagement join KMOS-TV in presenting the screening. This preview also includes selected scenes from “African American Journey 2,” which leads the viewer on journeys into the ancestry of well-known African Americans, including poet Maya Angelou, actors Don Cheadle and Morgan Freeman, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, comedian Chris Rock and music legend Tina Turner, along with college administrator Kathleen Henderson, who was selected from more than 2,000 applicants to have her family history researched and tested along with the series’ well-known guests.

Free to the Public, Reservations Required

The preview is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reserved. Contact KMOS-TV at 660-543-4042 or to reserve your seat. “African American Lives 2” is a co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York, Kunhardt Productions and Inkwell Films.

KMOS-TV is a non-commercial public television station licensed to the University of Central Missouri. For nearly 30 years, KMOS-TV has provided Missourianswith high quality and award winning educational, informational and entertaining programs.

KMOS-TV broadcasts on analog channel 6 and digital channel 6.2, as well as a separate high definition schedule of programs on digital channel. 6.1 For more information on KMOS-TV programming, visit the station’s web site at