Thursday, July 24, 2014

438. "Finding Your Roots" TV Show Also Returning

   Now that "Who Do You Think You Are?" is up and running, with the first new episode broadcast last night, we can also look forward to a second returning TV genealogy show.

Finding Your Roots Returns to PBS in September

            A recent press release from television’s Public Broadcasting System says that--

“Tuesday nights are devoted to exploring the personal histories and ancestries of pioneers who helped shape modern society, including the return of FINDING YOUR ROOTS with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on September 23, in which the Harvard scholar and cultural critic helps famous people identify relatives hidden for generations.
            This second season features 30 guests, including actor/director Ben Affleck, journalist Anderson Cooper, actress Jessica Alba, tennis great Billie Jean King, presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett, author Stephen King, and rapper Nas.
            Each of the 10 episodes will feature three guests bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden, link, as Gates treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises, and shares life-altering discoveries. Tuesdays, September 23-November 25, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.”

            Genealogists may also be interested in a second show on PBS--

“Filmmaker Rick Burns' THE PILGRIMS: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, premiering November 25, explores the converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women across the Atlantic in 1620

            With distinct and often riveting personal histories, passionate religious beliefs, and the will to survive, even through violent means, this narrative reveals the real history of our nation's beginnings. Tuesday, November 25, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.” 

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