‘Finding Your Roots’ TV show continues on Tuesday

“Finding Your Roots,” hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., continues on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) on Tuesday, January 15 at 8 p.m.

Jan. 15 – Mystery Men – Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.

Jan. 22 – Reporting on the Reporters – Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling find the stories within their own family trees as compelling as the news stories they have covered.

Jan. 29 – Dreaming of a New Land – Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn find out the challenges faced by their immigrant forebears from Italy, Russia and India.

Feb. 5 – Freedom Tales – S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

Feb. 12 – Roots in Politics – Politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio each see a shared vision of the American melting pot reflected in their ancestors’ stories.

Feb. 19 – No Laughing Matter – Comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman find their family trees are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Feb. 26 – Hard Times – Filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloë Sevigny find distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

April 2- The Eye of the Beholder – Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, performance artist Marina Abramović and painter Kehinde Wiley find their identities challenged—and affirmed.

April 9 – All in the Family – This show features actor Ty Burrell, and radio host Joe Madison. Also a look at how a summer camp for children is using genetic genealogy to help young people better understand their identities.

Speak Your Mind