Henry Louis Gates Jr. Seduced by Scott Brown’s Charms

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

When we caught up with Henry Louis Gates Jr. at a screening of Faces of America, a new series about genealogy that premieres February 10 on PBS, we wondered what he thought of new Massachusetts Senator-Elect Scott Brown. "I watched him on Leno the other night and I was thinking, I had to hold my arm down to keep from voting for the guy," he told us. "He is very personable and very charming." Yes, but would he have a beer with him? "I've had my last beer for a long time." View more in the Party Lines slideshow.