Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

Recent Episodes

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Meet three chefs, Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai and Aaron Sanchez, who cook the food of their ancestors.

60 min.

Roots of Freedom

Roots of Freedom

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Learn how the ancestors of Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Ben Jealous fought for freedom.

60 min.

Our American Storytellers

Our American Storytellers

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Learn how the lives of forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith intersected.

60 min.

Born Champions

Born Champions

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Examine the ancestral origins of athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.

60 min.

In Search of Our Fathers

In Search of Our Fathers

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Join Gates to uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance.

60 min.

Schedule

Tuesday
10/21/14 8:00 PM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
10/22/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Wednesday
10/22/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
10/22/14 1:30 PM
WGBX 44
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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick discover that they each have ancestors who opposed slavery. Bacon's Quaker forebears rejected slavery in 1780; and a Sedgwick ancestor argued and won the 1781 Mumbet case, which helped end slavery in Massachusetts.

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