Finding Your Roots – Season 2 – Episode 5 – Now Available for Online Viewing

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In the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez and Ming Tsai. The episode is entitled The Melting Pot and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video.

Schedule of Remaining Episodes

The sixth episode of Season 2, entitled We Come From People, is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, 28 October 2014, and features Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas. Check the listings for your local PBS station – most stations will air the episode at 8:00 pm.

Here is the remaining schedule for Season 2:

28 October 2014
We Come From People
Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas

4 November 2014
Our People, Our Traditions
Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner

11 November 2014
The British Are Coming
Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting

18 November 2014
Ancient Roots
Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris

25 November 2014
Decoding our Past Through DNA
Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett, Governor Deval Patrick, and more

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Oct 22, 1962. President John F. Kennedy, in a nationwide television address on this date, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and imposed a naval “quarantine” to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba. On Oct 28, the USSR announced it would remove the weapons in question. In return, the US removed missiles from Turkey that were aimed at the USSR.
Today is Wednesday 22 October 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Cuban Missile Crisis – Anniversary, Annette Funicello’s Birthday – Anniversary, International Caps Lock Day, and World’s End Day – Anniversary.

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Finding Your Roots – Season 2, Episode 5 – on PBS Tonight!

finding your roots

The fifth episode of the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be shown this evening on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) at 8:00 pm EST. You’ll need to check your local listings since in some venues, the series may start on a different day or at a different time.

Schedule of Episodes

In tonight’s episode, entitled The Melting Pot, Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez and Ming Tsai, three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors, discover family members who have shaped their lives — and America’s cuisine.

Here is the schedule of upcoming episodes for Season 2:

21 October 2014
The Melting Pot
Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez and Ming Tsai

28 October 2014
We Come From People
Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas

4 November 2014
Our People, Our Traditions
Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner

11 November 2014
The British Are Coming
Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting

18 November 2014
Ancient Roots
Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris

25 November 2014
Decoding our Past Through DNA
Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett, Governor Deval Patrick, and more

Here is the list of previous episodes for Season 2 (which can be viewed online at PBS here):

23 September 2014
In Search of Our Fathers
Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance

30 September 2014
Born Champions
Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo

7 October 2014
Our American Storytellers
Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith

14 October 2014
Roots of Freedom
Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Benjamin Jealous

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee