Finding Your Roots

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.: A Life Spent Tracing Roots

 


Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon are distant cousins, PBS show 'Finding Your Roots ...
New York Daily News
By Joyce Chen / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS PBS show “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” reveals that the “Footloose” actor is, in fact, distantly related to wife Kyra Sedgwick. On the show, which traces the genealogy of various celebrities and ...
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Husband and wife Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are distant cousins
New York Post
The couple's link was uncovered by the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," in which host Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks into the genealogies of famous Americans, from Barbara Walters to Samuel L. Jackson. Both Bacon and Sedgwick appear in Sunday night's ...
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Creepy Alert! Married Duo Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Are Distant Cousins
E! Online
Per Zap2it, the connection was uncovered by the new PBS program Finding Your Roots. On the show, host Henry Louis Gates Jr. uses DNA technology to trace the genealogy of famous people. And his DNA sleuthing uncovered the queasy link between The Closer ...
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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon revealed to be distant cousins
TheCelebrityCafe.com
Their 'other' family connection was discovered on the PBS series Finding Your Roots. Host Henry Louis Gates Jr. used DNA technology to trace the genealogy of celebrities. "They are indeed distant cousins," Gates said when the link was uncovered on ...
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Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick find out they're related
OnTheRedCarpet.com
The program, which is hosted and written by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, uses DNA research to find geological connections to famous Americans. The "Closer" actress told Letterman that she found she was related to Marilyn Monroe, former presidents ...
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Kevin Bacon Finds Out He Married His Cousin on “Finding Your Roots
Wetpaint
Barbara Walters asks Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the host of PBS's 10-part Finding Your Roots series. The show uses paper trails and DNA to trace celebrities' lineages generations back. Samuel L. Jackson., Robert Downey, Jr., ...
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Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon Are Distant Cousins
People Magazine
The revelation comes courtesy of the Sunday night PBS show on genealogy, Finding Your Roots. The program, which uses DNA searches, is hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who, reports Zap2It.com, says the married couple "are indeed distant ...
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Hicks: Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick are cousins
San Jose Mercury News
... to the PBS show about genealogy, "Finding Your Roots." Reports don't say how "distant" they are. The PBS program, which uses DNA searches, is hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who says the married couple "are indeed distant cousins.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr.
People Magazine
... son Travis, 22 and daughter Sosie, 19), Kyra Sedgwick, has more of a link to her husband than she or anyone else might have imagined. They are distant cousins. The revelation comes courtesy of the Sunday night PBS show on genealogy, Finding Your Roots.
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Henry Louis Gates finding your roots | The Root
by Jenée Desmond-Harris on. March 30, 2012. Geoffrey Canada of Harlem Children's Zone made a unique discovery on PBS' Finding Your Roots. Read ...
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President in family? | Your Stories | Finding Your Roots | PBS
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the ...
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Gates's 'Finding Your Roots' is beginning its fourth installment
Washington Post
But what he learned about one of his enslaved ancestors, guided by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., caused him to break down and cry. Gates says that Lewis's story is one of the most powerful of his new PBS series, “Finding Your Roots With ...
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'Finding Your Roots' on PBS premiere: Cory Booker, John Lewis, and Henry Louis ...
newjerseynewsroom.com
BY TOM MURRO Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. held a private screening that wowed audiences at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall on Monday night in NYC. The show explores his passion for genetics and genealogies in a new PBS series, "Finding Your ...
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Episode Title: (#101) "FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.: Harry ...
The Futon Critic
*NEW* FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. (FIYO) (TV-PG) (HD) Series: This 10-part series, with renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and ...
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Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis explore their family trees on PBS ...
NOLA.com
By Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune The genealogy surprises revealed to Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in the latest installment of Gates' “Finding Your Roots” series for PBS are so much fun they could count as story ...
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PBS host Henry Gates helps Americans trace their roots
Grand Forks Herald
Comedian Wanda Sykes' family history was professionally researched for a segment of “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” a new series that has its debut Sunday on PBS. More than an intriguing boldface-name connection, it is a rare find even ...
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Stars search for their roots on PBS series
Lansing State Journal
The search for answers is at the core of “Finding Your Roots,” Henry Louis Gates' new PBS series. It reflects something that has drawn Gates since the 1960 funeral of his grandfather. “He was so white, we called him 'Casper' behind his back,” he said.
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Knox Library aided researchers in launching national PBS series
Knoxville News Sentinel
The East Tennessee History Center has landed a supporting role on the national premiere of a new PBS series, "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." The program features celebrities in search of their genealogy. The premiere, which airs at 8 pm ...
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Watch this
Boston Herald
In PBS' “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” at 8 pm on WGBH (Ch. 2), the Harvard scholar explores the intersection of personal identity and American history. First up, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis delve into the history of their ...
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New York Times
By FELICIA R. LEE
Published: March 19, 2012

“This is an extraordinary case and the only such case that I know of in which it is possible to trace a black family rooted in freedom from the late 17th century to the present,” said the historian Ira Berlin, a professor at the University of Maryland known for his work on slavery and African-American history.

 

Gates tracks good stories in 'Finding Your Roots'
New York Daily News
By David Hinckley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 'Finding Your Roots' host Dr. Henry Louis Gates will track some juicy old celebrity tales. Tracing your ancestry is all about filling in stories, says Dr. Henry Louis Gates, which is why he's looking for ...
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New York Daily News

Doubling Down on DNA
Wall Street Journal
Henry Louis Gates Jr., left, with actor Samuel L. Jackson on 'Finding Your Roots.' It's a premise that has inspired slicker variants on network TV, including NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?", which has explored the family trees of Tim McGraw and ...
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Michelle Rodriguez Traces Family Roots in PBS Series
Fox News
But now the actress is taking time to trace her familial roots in an episode of PBS' 10-part series "Finding Your Roots," with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Other stars and public figures looking into their ancestry with Gates include Harry Connick, Jr., ...
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New PBS series traces noncelebrity lineages, too
The Detroit News
Like NBC's take, PBS' new series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." turns to movie and music stars, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis. But, as the show's host points out, the lineages of lesser known ...
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Roots run deep: More discover family tree
USA Weekend
Enter Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. “There were only three doctors alive when this would've happened,” says Gates, host and executive producer of Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (new season starts Sunday at 8 pm on PBS, ...
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New 'Mad Men' season worth waiting for
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gates is the director of the WEB Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research. His new series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.," debuts Sunday on WMVT-TV (Channel 36). The premiere, at 7 pm, explores the genealogy of ...
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Friday TV pick: 'MiWeek'
The Detroit News
If you find a comment that you believe violates these standards, please click the "X" in the upper right corner of the post to report it. Like NBC's “Who Do You Think You Are?”, PBS' new series “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” turns to ...
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Two paths, one place: The ties that bind Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr.
USA Weekend
Now, on Sunday's Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, it is revealed that while their ancestors charted very different paths, the family trees were shaped by common historical events. Both have European ancestors who landed in the ...
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Gates Returns to PBS with 'Finding Your Roots'
Harvard professor, scholar and author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is back on PBS with "Finding Your Roots," which follows celebrities who do just that. Gates and his ...
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Finding Your Roots | WOSU TV - WOSU Public Media
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is back with another one of his great specials, “Finding Your Roots”. He started this several years ago with “African-American Lives”.
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