TONIGHT! Finding Your Roots featuring S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan

Catch Episode 5 of Finding Your Roots on PBS TONITE! Freedom Tales featuring actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete & television personality Michael StrahanCatch Episode 5 of Finding Your Roots on PBS TONITE! Freedom Tales featuring actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete & television personality Michael Strahan

Catch Finding Your Roots Season 5 Episode 5 – Freedom Tales  – Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

There is a brand new episode of Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this evening, Tuesday, February 5th featuring featuring actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete & television personality Michael Strahan.

Check Your Local Listings! State of the Union Address Impacts Broadcast of Finding Your Roots

Tonight’s State of the Union address at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central will cause tonight’s episode to be broadcast later in the evening. Click HERE to access information on local listings for Finding Your Roots Season 5.

Season 5 Episode 5: Freedom Tales

The fifth episode is entitled Freedom Tales and 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.

Check Your Local PBS Listings for Finding Your Roots

Click HERE to access information on local listings for Finding Your Roots Season 5.

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:

  • 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.

2 Comments on "TONIGHT! Finding Your Roots featuring S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan"

  1. Vivian Morley | 5 February 2019 at 7:35 pm |

    I could see and feel your pain welling up inside you. God bless you Epatha, and Michael.

  2. Diane Stroud | 5 February 2019 at 8:12 pm |

    I am speechless to find the Catholic Church involvement in this episode. I am saddened to learn this. I am watching it over again! We have traced our family back about 5 generations to Europe-so I was interested to learn that they found so many generations for the Michael Strahan family!

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