PBS’ Finding Your Roots Returns October 3

Reminder: the new season of PBS’ hit show, Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., premieres on Tuesday, October 3 at 8/7c.

As in past years, the new season will include well known comedians, journalists, and A-list celebrities as guests on each episode. The guests in the first episode of the season include Larry David and Bernie Sanders. These two guests are linked by one hilarious impersonation. The show will trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Europe.

Click on the image above to view a promotional video that shows snippets from this season’s episodes.

Again, the first episode will be broadcast Tuesday, October 3 . Check your local listings for the time and channel nearest you.


Glad to see it back


Cannot wait to see the new season of finding your roots. Welcome back!


What a charming promo! Professor Gates is a class act, all the way.


I have said it before and I say it again — too bad that celebrities have their genealogy traced when they could well afford to have it done by professional genealogists. People, like many of us, of only modest means and many on a fixed income can hardly afford such an extensive search and would welcome an opportunity that these well-to-do celebrities will enjoy.


I have done a bit of research on mymother and father ancestry. I found Scotch Irish relatives in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. My great grand father was born in Cojnty Leitrim Irelandof Scotish ancestry.Have on my mother side located some distantime cousin in Scotland. The African Ancestry on both sides is difficult to trace. I woud like to get help on the Farquhar side of my mother ancestry. Believe it will be interesting as I have a slave list which seemto locate my mothera great grandfather mulatto slsve John the only slave who took the Farquhar name and who by oral history was the son of the owner Robert Farquhar.l


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