Finding Your Roots, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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This 10-part series, with renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and American history. Featuring Kevin Bacon, Cory Booker, Angela Buchdal, Geoffrey Canada, Margaret Cho, Harry Connick Jr., Robert Downey Jr., Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, John Lewis, Branford Marsalis, Yasir Qadhi, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, Wanda Sykes, Ruth Simmons, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHarry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis||Their European immigrant ancestors blazed unconventional trails in America, from capturing British||53:17||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCory Booker and John Lewis||This program features two African-American politicians from different generations and opposite||53:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBarbara Walters / Geoffrey Canada||What’s in a name? Well, a lot, at least when it comes to piecing together family history. For former||53:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoKevin Bacon / Kyra Sedgwick||What do Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have in common? They are both famous actors and both descend||53:46||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAngela Buchdahl / Rick Warren / Yasir Qadhi||Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Sheik Yasir Qadhi — clerics of three different faiths||53:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMaggie Gyllenhaal / Robert Downey, Jr.||Many Americans descend from a variety of European ethnicities, with ancestral roots across every||53:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSamuel L. Jackson / Condoleezza Rice / Ruth Simmons||Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Brown University president, Ruth Simmons, have each climbed||53:46||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSanjay Gupta / Margaret Cho / Martha Stewart||The three guests in this episode are all children of first- or second-generation immigrants and||53:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJohn Legend / Wanda Sykes / Margarett Cooper||Most African Americans struggle to trace their ancestors beyond Emancipation; slavery erased names||53:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMichelle Rodriguez / Adrian Grenier / Linda Chavez||Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez all share Spanish colonial roots, yet each views||53:17||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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Another fine production by Professor Gates
For anyone familiar with "Faces of America" and "African American Lives", this series lives up to the high standard set by those ecxellent shows. Anyone interested in genealogy or history in general should watch as Dr. Gates sleuths out the the mysteries associated with famous and notable guests. I look forward to future episodes.