Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Happenings - Finding Your Roots

"Finding Your Roots," a 10-part Series on PBS Channel 6 KVIE

Look for another exciting genealogy series which is about to be launched on television with historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. will launch on March 25 Sunday. That will be the first episode of a 10-part series. The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots

Commentary from PBS online:

This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others.The new series will feature two people in each one-hour episode, including husband-and-wife actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, who jokes she's afraid they might turn out to be cousins. "They are indeed distant cousins," revealed Gates. "Talk about six degrees of separation, right?"

Remember that there are video's on PBS and YouTube to watch.

Mark your calendars for the first episode of 10 on March 25, Sunday at 8pm on Channel 6 KVIE.

Looking through the TV guide the first episode #101 can also be seen on Feb 28 @ 2pm and Feb 29 @ 4am.  
Episode #102 is being aired Feb 25 at 9pm (this is going to be a great night of TV watching); aired again Feb 28 @ 3pm & Feb 29 @ 5am.

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