Finding Your Roots: Freedom Tales Episode – Now Available For Online Viewing at PBS

Last night's episode of Finding Your Roots - Freedom Tales - featuring S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan - is now online at PBS

Finding Your Roots – Season 5, Episode 5 –Freedom Tales

This week’s episode of Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., featuring actors featuring actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete & television personality Michael Strahan is now available for online viewing, for a limited time, for FREE!

The episode is entitled Freedom Tales and can now be viewed online – use the embedded video above or click HERE to access the video. Video access expires on March 5th, 2019.

Finding Your Roots Season 5 Schedule

Following is the broadcast schedule for the remaining episodes of Season 5 of Finding Your Roots on PBS:

  • Roots in Politics – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors’ stories. Premieres Tuesday, February 12, 8/7c
  • No Laughing Matter – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family trees are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin. Premieres Tuesday, February 19, 8/7c
  • Hard Times – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloë Sevigny—three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today. Premieres Tuesday, February 26, 8/7c
  • The Eye of the Beholder – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, iconoclastic performance artist Marina Abramović and painter Kehinde Wiley. These visionary artists find their identities challenged—and affirmed. Premieres Tuesday, April 2, 8/7c
  • All in the Family – The family stories of actor Ty Burrell, and radio host Joe Madison. Also a look at how a summer camp for children is using genetic genealogy to help young people better understand their burgeoning identities. Premieres Tuesday, April 9, 8/7c
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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.