, 2022-12-16 04:08:22,
Got a family secret? Now’s your chance to air it out on TV! Either way, wherever you watch it, “Finding Your Roots” is easily one of the most impressive television shows ever made.
This is not quite the same as saying the 30-minute genealogy program, hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, is unmissable, like “The Sopranos”, or “Breaking Bad”, or even “Shameless”.
I might forget a new (or repeat) episode of Roots is being aired on any given week. Or I might take a peek at which two semi-famous people are being featured, on my way to chuckle at Fox News or roll my eyes at MSNBC.
None of which changes the fact that “Finding Your Roots” is consistently astonishing, enlightening, and fascinating.
The journeys from the old world to the new offer a unique glimpse not just into the immigrant experience, but American history.
In short, if you’ve never checked out “Finding Your Roots”, do so.
For sheer surrealism, though, track down the episode featuring Senator Bernie Sanders and “Seinfeld” creator Larry David.
If you have already watched “Roots”, perhaps you’d like to take the next step and participate.
The show is currently looking to feature the family histories of less famous Americans to celebrate its 10th anniversary season….
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