I’m Looking Forward to Finding Your Roots beginning Oct 3

by , under DNA, Family History Research, Family Stories, Finding Your Roots TV, Television

It’s time once again to watch the television series “Finding Your Roots.” The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as host premieres on Tuesday, October 3 at 8/7c.

Once again, Prof. Gates will present genealogical research results for celebrities. In the past, he has highlighted interesting stories and the guests are always engaging in their reactions to the revelations about their ancestors.10 New Episodes Explore Ancestry Stories of Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o,

Ten new episodes explore the ancestries of Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Ted Danson, Carmelo Anthony, Larry David, Bernie Sanders, Janet Mock, Ana Navarro, Ava DuVernay, Amy Schumer, Paul Rudd, Christopher Walken and more.

FYI: One place you can see the full schedule and list of guests is here: https://woub.org/2017/09/21/fourth-season-of-finding-your-roots-with-henry-louis-gates-jr-begins-october-3/. Or check your local PBS station listings.

I expect to hear once again complaints that the series doesn’t feature “regular” people as subjects. Folks, it’s all about ratings! I’ve always enjoyed the stories researched for guests on this series, and I’m looking forward to tuning in and learning all the back stories,  especially those of Scarlett, Ted, Larry, Bernie, and Amy. And along the way, learning a bit more about genealogical research and DNA testing.

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