TONIGHT! Finding Your Roots featuring actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams

Catch Episode 2 of Finding Your Roots on PBS TONITE entitled Mystery Men featuring actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams

Catch Finding Your Roots Season 5 Episode 2 – Mystery Men – Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

There is a brand new episode of Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this evening, Tuesday, January 15th featuring actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams.

Season 5 Episode 2: Mystery Men

The second episode is entitled Mystery Men and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.

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Watch Finding Your Roots Online

As in past seasons of Finding Your Roots, each episode is made available on the PBS website the following day for viewing with access for a limited time.

Finding Your Roots Season 5 Schedule

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

  • Mystery Men – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering. Premieres Tuesday, January 15, 8/7c
  • Reporting on the Reporters – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world. Premieres Tuesday, January 22, 8/7c
  • Dreaming of a New Land – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve. Premieres Tuesday, January 29, 10/9c
  • Freedom Tales – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African-American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history. Premieres Tuesday, February 5, 8/7c
  • 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.

4 Comments on "TONIGHT! Finding Your Roots featuring actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams"

  1. Emma Ladson | 15 January 2019 at 7:03 pm |

    Love this show!

  2. Donna Clarke | 15 January 2019 at 8:05 pm |

    I really enjoy these shows. I’m puzzled by part of Ep. 2 concerning the tombstone in SC supposedly of the owner of 3 generations of slaves. That tombstone seemed to indicate that the man buried there was only 26 when he died. Perhaps he had inherited them? Also, how did Michael’s ancestors get the land? Did their former owner help them or will it to them? Other shows have included such information.

  3. Cindy Matranga | 17 January 2019 at 11:30 am |

    Love your show. I am now a huge Michael K Williams fan!

    I wish that you would go into more information in what life was like for everyone during the time of slavery. Life was not easy for anyone who was not very wealthy. I think that is lost and it disappoints me.
    Education is powerful and all aspects of the life of our ancestors is important.

    • Cindy – you may want to post this comment over at the PBS Finding Your Roots site – I don’t have anything to do with the show except to help promote it to genealogists. Cheers.

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