Finding Your Roots

Our American Storytellers

Season 2 Episode 3 | 53m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ancestors’ role in the Civil War, including Confederate soldiers held captive and a slave-owning Virginian. Anderson Cooper, scion of one of America’s most storied families.

Aired: 10/07/14

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Eight is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS …

Sponsored By:

Finding Your Roots.

Explore Free Resources
Finding Your Roots: Season Eight

Episode Guide

Finding Your Roots: Season Eight

A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 4, 2022 at 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores fascinating ancestries and family mysteries for an array of notable guests.

Read More