Around the Nation

BY Tom LeGro  May 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM EST

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

On the latest episode of “Finding Your Roots,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes. (Jeffrey Brown recently talked to Legend for a segment on the NewsHour.)

Watch John Legend and Wanda Sykes on PBS. See more from Finding Your Roots.

Airing on PBS Friday, May 25, at 9 p.m. ET (check your local listings): “The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live.” Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinst Chris Thile perform tracks from their studio album, filmed during two sold-out concerts at the House of Blues in Boston. Here’s a preview:

Watch The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live: Fiddle Medley on PBS. See more from Goat Rodeo.

NYC-ARTS profiles Neue Galerie founder Ronald S. Lauder and a gives a tour of the Galerie’s 10th anniversary exhibition:

Watch NYC-ARTS | Ronald S. Lauder and the Neue Galerie on PBS. See more from NYC-ARTS.

Season 3 of “FutureStates” continues with “The 6th World.” “Navajo Astronaut Tazbah Redhouse is a pilot on the first spaceship sent to colonize Mars. But a mysterious dream the night before her departure indicates there may be more to her mission than she understands.”

Watch The 6th World – A Future Friday Premiere on PBS. See more from FutureStates.