Day: October 10, 2017

Finding Your Roots-Episode Two Tonight on PBS!

Finding Your Roots airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on PBS.
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Tonight at 8/7c on PBS

Finding Your Roots | Episode Two “Unfamiliar Kin”
Featuring Fred Armisen, Carly Simon and Christopher Walken
In this episode, three guests each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them. Along the way, two of them also discover that their close relatives were on the wrong side of history.

Christopher Walken, who grew up never meeting or even knowing the name of his mother’s father, learns that he was a Scottish felon who served prison time in the 1880s. Walken also learns about his paternal uncle, a German baker who served in a notorious Reserve Police Battalion that helped perpetrate the Holocaust.

Fred Armisen, too, discovers an unexpected connection to Nazi Germany as he sees evidence that his grandfather — a man he’d thought to be a Japanese dancer — had a much more complicated life than he’d ever imagined (he not only entertained German combat troops, possibly as a spy, but he also concealed his Korean ethnicity).

Carly Simon learns the surprising ethnic identity and hidden Cuban past of her own mysterious grandmother, a woman who reinvented herself so often her true name was nearly lost to history. Each guest comes to see his or herself in a new light based on these freshly revealed facts about their intimate kin. 

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Watch Online
Go to PBS.org/FindingYourRoots to catch up on last week’s episode, “The Impression” featuring Larry David and Bernie Sanders. 
Press
Fred Armisen is the grandson of a dancer-turned-spy, and it’s blowing his mind in a Finding Your Roots exclusive
‘Finding Your Roots’ Season 4 Premiere Reveals Larry David and Bernie Sanders are Related
– Variety
Watch Larry David and Bernie Sanders’ Very On-Brand Reactions to Finding Out They’re Related
– Complex
See the ‘Unbelievable’ Moment Bernie Sanders and Larry David Learn They’re Related: ‘You’re Kidding!’   People
Watch Larry David & Bernie Sanders Find Out They’re Actually Cousins Vice
Searching DNA and family history, ‘Finding Your Roots’ yields some shocking surprises
On This Season
Discover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 fascinating guests, including Carmelo Anthony, Ava DuVernay, Téa Leoni, Ana Navarro, Bernie Sanders, Questlove, and Christopher Walken in season four of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Meet The Host
For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.
Read Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Full Bio Here
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