Season Two Preview
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the hit PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." Enjoy a preview of the exciting second season of "Finding Your Roots," premiering September 23, 2014.
FULL EPISODE Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir QadhiRick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi
Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi.
VIDEO CLIP Not Just Part of My DNANot Just Part of My DNA
Korean-American Rabbi Angela Buchdahl describes the moment when she realized she wanted to become a rabbi.
VIDEO CLIP The Growth of Islam in AmericaThe Growth of Islam in America
Forty-four years after his father arrived in Houston as one of a handful of Muslims, Sheikh Yasir Quadhi returned to the city to lead a congregation of 30,000 in Eid prayer.
VIDEO CLIP Calvinist PropsCalvinist Props
Pastor Rick Warren learns that his ancestor served as a deacon in an American church established in the 17th century.
VIDEO CLIP Quakers in Early AmericaQuakers in Early America
Kevin Bacon's Quaker ancestor immigrated to America to freely practice his religion.
VIDEO CLIP Not a Dumb CritterNot a Dumb Critter
Kyra Sedgwick learns the interactions between her ancestor and a slave named Mumbet.
FULL EPISODE Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin BaconKyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of real-life married Hollywood couple actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Watch the full episode.
FULL EPISODE Barbara Walters and Geoffrey CanadaBarbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada
Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada.
VIDEO CLIP Both Sides of SlaveryBoth Sides of Slavery
Educator Geoffrey Canada visits Franklin County Virginia where, a white man possibly fathered one of his enslaved ancestors more than a century ago.
FULL EPISODE John Lewis and Cory BookerJohn Lewis and Cory Booker
The ancestral pasts of two inspiring political leaders: Georgia Congressman John Lewis and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
FULL EPISODE Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks at the family histories of Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.
VIDEO CLIP A Fireman on the Southern RailroadA Fireman on the Southern Railroad
Newark Mayor Cory Booker learns about his early 20th-century ancestors and the origin of the Booker family name.
VIDEO CLIP Fighting for Change in AmericaFighting for Change in America
U.S. Representative John Lewis recounts his first meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. that sparked his involvement in the American Civil Rights Movement.
VIDEO CLIP Finding Your Roots Extended PreviewFinding Your Roots Extended Preview
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new Finding Your Roots. Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
VIDEO CLIP Musical RoyaltyMusical Royalty
Branford Marsalis discusses his relative, Wellman Braud, a pioneering jazz bassist who played with jazz greats like Duke Ellington.
VIDEO CLIP The RattlesnakeThe Rattlesnake
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. tells Harry Connick, Jr. about his previously unknown fifth great grandfather, an infamous 18th-century American privateer.
VIDEO CLIP Finding Your Roots PreviewFinding Your Roots Preview
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 with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.