Finding Your Roots – Season 2 – Episode 1 – Now Available for Online Viewing

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The second season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. debuted on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) earlier this week. The first episode featuring author Stephen King, Canadian singer and actress Gloria Reuben, and actor Courtney B. Vance, can now be viewed online – click here to access the video.

Schedule of Remaining Episodes

The second episode of Season 2, scheduled for next Tuesday evening, features athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.

Here is the remaining schedule for Season 2:

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

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

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Finding Your Roots – Season 2 – Debuts on PBS Tonight!

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Are you excited? I am because I can’t get enough of genealogy especially when it appears on television! Tonight marks the debut of the second season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 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.

Here in the United States, many of us are familiar with the previous programs produced and hosted by Dr. Gates, including African American Lives. Click here to read more about these programs.

Schedule of Episodes

The first episode this evening features author Stephen King, Canadian singer and actress Gloria Reuben and actor Courtney B. Vance.

Here is the complete schedule for Season 2:

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

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

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Minnie Driver Unravels Deep Family Secrets on This Week’s Episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC

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Don’t forget to watch this week’s episode of of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC this week! Actress Minnie Driver unravels the deep family secrets her late father kept hidden. She discovers how the ravages of war nearly destroyed him, tracks down a long lost relative for the very first time, and forms an unlikely bond with an ancestor she never knew existed:

The Minnie Driver episode – the last episode of this season – airs on Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 9:00 pm EDT/PDT on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

Photo: courtesy of TLC

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