Finding Your Roots


Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns to PBS on WXXI-TV/HD on Sundays at 8 p.m. with Finding Your Roots —a new ten-part series, airing through May 20th, that explores the history of America through the lives, family histories, and DNA of some of its most celebrated citizens.

In collaboration with the series, WXXI has partnered with The Monroe County Library System (MCLS) and the Rochester Genealogical Society (RGS) to create a short video piece that spotlights the genealogical resources available, while sharing Rochester native Marlene Capes-Bettin’s journey to find her husband’s family roots. The video will be a lead in to the 8 p.m. premiere of Finding Your Roots on WXXI-TV/HD, and will air throughout the series ten-week broadcast schedule. A longer version of the video piece is posted at

On-Demand: Watch the Local Interview and Finding Your Roots Full Episodes


Corporate funding for FINDING YOUR ROOTS with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is provided by The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, and American Express.

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