Finding Your Roots: Season 4 Episode 2 – Now Available For Online Viewing

Finding Your Roots – Season 4, Episode 2 – Unfamiliar Kin

In the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured Fred Armisen, Christopher Walken and Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them-redefining how they see themselves.

In the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured Fred Armisen, Christopher Walken and Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them-redefining how they see themselves.

The episode is entitled Unfamiliar Kin and can now be viewed online – click HERE to access the video. Access expires on November 7, 2017.

Upcoming Episodes of Finding Your Roots

The third episode of Season 4, entitled Puritans and Pioneers, is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, October 17th, 2017, and features actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy. “Three mainstays of modern-day Hollywood discover family legacies that predate the United States itself.”

Check the listings for your local PBS station – most stations will air the episode at 8:00 pm.

Finding Your Roots Season 4 Schedule

Following is the broadcast schedule for the new season of Finding Your Roots on PBS:

  • Tues., Oct. 17, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Puritans and Pioneers” with Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy
  • Tues., Oct. 24, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “The Vanguard” with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay, Janet Mock
  • Tues., Oct. 31, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Immigrant Nation” with Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro
  • Tues., Nov. 7, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Black Like Me” with Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux
  • Tues., Nov. 14, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Children of the Revolution” with Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro
  • Tues., Nov. 21, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Relatives We Never Knew We Had” with Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann
  • Tues., Nov. 28, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “The Stories We Tell” with Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker (encore broadcast from Season Three)
  • Tues., Dec. 5, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Family Reunions” with Sean Combs and LL Cool J (encore broadcast from Season Three)
  • Tues., Dec. 5, 2017, 9 p.m. ET: “Tragedy + Time = Comedy” with Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader (encore broadcast from Season Three)
  • Tues., Dec. 12, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Southern Roots” with Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • Tues., Dec. 19, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Funny Business” with Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari

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Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.