Finding Your Roots, Season 2 DVD

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Finding Your Roots, Season 2 Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series African American Lives (2006), noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Now, in the second season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Professor Gates continues that journey, utilizing a ... More
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Finding Your Roots, Season 2

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series African American Lives (2006), noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Now, in the second season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Professor Gates continues that journey, utilizing a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world's leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears. Each of the 9 episodes highlights three celebrity guests, as Gates guides them through layers of ancestral history, uncovering secrets and surprises of their family trees and sharing life-altering discoveries.

Episodes include…
In Search of Our Fathers - Stephen King, Gloria Reuben, Courtney B. Vance

Born Champions - Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King, Rebecca Lobo

Our American Storytellers - Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper, Anna Deavere Smith

The Melting Pot - Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez, Ming Tsai

We Come from People - Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett, Nas

Our People, Our Traditions - Alan Dershowitz, Carole King, Tony Kushner

The British Are Coming - Deepak Chopra, Sally Field, Sting

Ancient Roots - Tina Fey, David Sedaris, George Stephanopoulos

Decoding Our Past through DNA - Jessica Alba, Gov. Deval Patrick, and more

Producer: Henry Louis Gates Jr., John Maggio, Jesse Sweet, Joshua Gleason, Sabin Streeter
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt
Production Company: WNET; Kunhardt McGee Productions
Production Year: 2014
Director: Phil Bertelsen, Sabin Streeter, Muriel Soenes, Josh Gleason, Jesse Sweet
Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Writers: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Discs: 3
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

5 Reviews
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JOHN
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
02/28/22
GREAT!
Review by JOHN on 02/28/22 review stating GREAT!
VERY ENJOYABLE.
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Dan K.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Finding Your Roots Season 2
Review by Dan K. on 07/17/20 review stating Finding Your Roots Season 2
I have a much better appreciation of what immigration has contributed to the U.S.. Additionally, how much better we have it than our ancestors and the history of the countries they came from.
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Watcher
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Still excellent
Review by Watcher on 07/17/20 review stating Still excellent
Having purchased season 1 of this great series and having watched it on PBS, I knew it had to be great and it was. I would love to know how he chooses the varied and popular subjects for this research. For example, the segment on Brits, Sally Field, Sting, and Deepak Chopra. Who woulda thunk it?
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Db
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
impactful
Review by Db on 07/17/20 review stating impactful
I find Gates work to be profoundly poignant and moving. Through the lens of the personal ancestral lines of well known people comes a look into how historical events shape and are responsible for the conditions that gave rise to ourselves! I was particularly interested in the episode with Carole King, Alan Dershowitz and Tony Kushner because of the look at the history of the persecution of Jews in Easter Europe and its impacts on us today, as this is what I too come from as well. Thank you Louis for this incredible initiative and collaboration with PBS.
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Reggie V.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Our People, Our Traditions
Review by Reggie V. on 07/17/20 review stating Our People, Our Traditions
Finding our Roots show season 2 headlining Alan Dershowitz, Carole King, Tony Kushner was excellent. What fascinating and talented personalities. Id like to purchase this video to share with friends and family. Prof. Gates does an outstanding job bringing out the best in all his interviews.


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