Finding Your Roots – Season 3 – Episode 1 – Now Available for Online Viewing

Season 3 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. debuts on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 on PBS - check your local listings for the exact time!

Finding Your Roots – Episode 1, Season 3 – The Stories We Tell

In the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker. The episode is entitled The Stories We Tell and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video. Video access expires on February 2, 2016.

Upcoming Episodes of Finding Your Roots

The second episode of Season 3, entitled The Irish Factor, is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, 12 January 2016, and features Soledad O’Brien, Bill O’Reilly and Bill Maher. Check the listings for your local PBS station – most stations will air the episode at 8:00 pm.

Here is the schedule of upcoming episodes for Season 3 of Finding Your Roots:

  • January 12, 2016 – The Irish Factor: Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times. Featuring Soledad O’Brien, Bill O’Reilly and Bill Maher.
  • January 19, 2016 – In Search of Freedom: Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled for freedom.
  • January 26, 2016 – Tragedy + Time = Comedy: Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men. Featuring Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader.

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Finding Your Roots – Season 3 – Debuts on PBS January 5th!

Season 3 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. debuts on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 on PBS - check your local listings for the exact time!

Catch Finding Your Roots Season 3 Starting Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., returns to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) for Season 3, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5th.

The first episode is entitled “The Stories We Tell” and features Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker, who learn how the legacy of slavery has helped shape them.

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TLC International Looking For Family Members Separated at Birth for New Television Show

Were you separated at birth? Are you searching for your birth family? Be a part of a new production by TLC International . . . Separated at Birth

[Editor’s Note: We had a great Skype conversation with the folks at TLC International in London earlier today! They filled us in on this exciting new production and they are looking for stories from those in the United States, Canada as well as the UK!]

CTVC Productions are making a brand new television series for TLC. We are looking for family members who have been separated at birth to be involved.

CTVC is a multi award-winning company producing television, radio and new media content on social issues, current affairs, religion, ethics, history and education. You can see examples of our work at: http://www.ctvc.co.uk/tv/.

The series comprises seven episodes, which will be filmed between August to December this year and broadcast in Spring 2016. Each episode will follow three to four different stories of separation and reunion. Some will be retrospective, whilst others will be reunions happening for the first time.

The tone of the series is uplifting and sympathetic to the experiences of those whose stories we follow; we realise that we are addressing sensitive and extremely personal issues and as such we are committed to telling peoples’ stories in the most respectful manner. The observational format allows participants to author their own story, as opposed to being presenter-led or a chat show format. We don’t take on the search ourselves, but we can assist with expenses, such as travel costs as an example.

If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch. You are not obliged to get involved by contacting us, it’s just an opportunity for us to give you some more information about the documentary.

Feel free to contact us either by email or phone: yourstory@ctvc.co.uk / (0044) 207 940 8494.

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