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A Closer Look (Family Ties) #192529

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The American preoccupation with genealogy introduced.

(Washington: Steve Osunsami) How African-Americans can use DNA tests to determine their ancestry in native Africa featured; case study given of the research. [Washington television reporter Sam FORD - talks about the hunt for his background.] [Howard University Rick KITTLES - says he has developed a battery of markers to determine African ancestry; indicates his own Y chromosome dated back to Europe, not Africa.] [WOMAN - reacts to being able to track one's origin.] [MAN - cites the painful nature of uncovering one's history.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Australian researchers's taking of samples from descendants of the crew of the famous Her (His) Majesty's Ship Bounty reported.

NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen throughout broadcast and weather coverage preempted the news from 5:37:10 to 5:42:50.

Jennings, Peter;
Osunsami, Steve

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