Finding Your Roots

Episode Guide


Season 2


Decoding Our Past (#210)

Airs: Saturday, June 20
Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and Jessica Alba is an ...

Ancient Roots (#209)

Airs: Saturday, June 13
Ancient Roots traces the family histories of three quintessential voices in American life. All ...

The British Invasion (#208)

Sally Field learns that she descends from William Bradford, who arrived on the Mayflower and helped ...

Our People, Our Traditions (#207)

In this episode we learn about the ancestors of three celebrated Americans who not only share a ...

We Come From People (#206)

Trace three guests' roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular narrative ...

The Melting Pot (#205)

Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped ...

Roots Of Freedom (#204)

These three guests' families have long been engaged in the battle for freedom and civil rights, but ...

Our American Storytellers (#203)

Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while ...

Born Champions (#202)

Three of America's greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by ...

In Search of Our Fathers (#201)

Three guests know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the ...

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Vermont PBS Announces First Recipient of Public Media Ambassador Award

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Vermont PBS Garners Emmy Nominations and a Webby Honor

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