Finding Your Roots with LeVar Burton & Wes Studi!
This week on #FindingYourRoots we uncover stories that our guests #LevarBurton and #WesStudi have long wanted to hear. We introduce our guests to ancestors whose names they’ve never known and reveal connections to significant moments in history. Tune into PBS tomorrow at 8/7c for a brand new episode of #FindingYourRoots with #LeVarBurton and #WesStudi.Posted by Finding Your Roots on Monday, January 15, 2024
According to Gates, filming for the episode took place in New Mexico in the spring of 2023. Studi has long maintained a home near Santa Fe, the state capital. “I’m doing his family tree, so I’m really excited about it,” Gates said of Studi during a lecture in Santa Fe back in April 2023. The 10th season of Finding Your Roots debuted on January 2. Until now, the show has never featured a Native person among the countless actors, athletes, celebrities and politicians whose family histories are explored through genealogical research and genetic testing. But Gates previously researched the background of author Louise Erdrich, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. In 2010, she appeared on a PBS show called Faces of America in which she refused to have her genetic material sequenced. Finding Your Roots can be viewed on PBS and on pbs.org.
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