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.
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
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