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FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season 2
Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006), noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Now, in the second season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Professor Gates continues that journey, utilizing a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world’s leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears.
Each of the 10 episodes highlights celebrity guests, as Gates guides them through layers of ancestral history, uncovering secrets and surprises of their family trees and sharing life-altering discoveries. DISC 1 - episode 1: STEPHEN KING GLORIA REUBEN COURTNEY B. VANCE; episode 2: DEREK JETER BILLIE JEAN KING REBECCA LOBO; episode 3: KEN BURNS ANDERSON COOPER ANNA DEAVERE SMITH; episode 4: BEN AFFLECK KHANDI ALEXANDER BENJAMIN JEALOUS. DISC 2 - episode 5: TOM COLICCHIO AARÓN SÁNCHEZ MING TSAI; episode 6:ANGELA BASSETT VALERIE JARRETT NAS; episode 7:ALAN DERSHOWITZ CAROLE KING TONY KUSHNER. DISC 3 - episode 8: DEEPAK CHOPRASALLY FIELDSTING; episode 9: TINA FEY DAVID SEDARIS GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS; episode 10: JESSICA ALBA GOV. DEVAL PATRICK and more.