Country Roots on Finding Your Roots

The acclaimed series continues with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.

  • Fred Vigeant
Watch Finding Your Roots Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones. The program is also available on-demand through the PBS Video app.

 

Finding Your Roots uses every tool available, from cutting-edge DNA research to old-school genealogical sleuthing, to reveal long-buried secrets.

Spanning the globe, the series compiles family trees in these new episodes that trace throughout the United States and Canada; across Europe and Africa; and more. Episode to episode, audiences will meet guests’ ancestors who were businesspeople and bootleggers, war heroes and criminals, farmers and immigrants, the persecuted and the persevering under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Together, the arc of each guest’s family personalizes history while emphasizing the human connections that unite everyone.

At the center of it all, guiding every discovery, is host and executive producer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

In this episode Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the backgrounds of country music icons Clint Black and Rosanne Cash. Participate in the national conversation of Finding Your Roots by following #FindingYourRoots on Twitter.

Watch Finding Your Roots on WITF Tuesday February 23 at 8:00pm. Watch previous episodes on-demand through the PBS Video app.

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