Upcoming Broadcasts:

Immigrant Nation (#405H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 22, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 23, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me

The British Invasion (#208H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sally Field learns that she descends from William Bradford, who arrived on the Mayflower and helped his fellow Puritans establish their new lives in colonial America. Her ancestors sided with the British crown during the war for independence and paid the ultimate price. Deepak Chopra's family made a similar gamble while living under harsh British rule in India - his grandparents pledged their loyalty to the British in hopes of achieving a higher place in society, and his father chose to fight alongside British soldiers during WWII. Sting's ancestors, who fueled Great Britain's world dominance during the Pax Britannica by building its merchant ships and working in its coal mines, toiled under unbearable working conditions and Dickensian poverty.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 27, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Ancient Roots (#209H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

This episode traces the family histories of three quintessential voices in American life. All descend from ancestors who were part of the wave of Greek immigrants in the early decades of the 20th century. But along the way, the stories of their Greek ancestors were lost. Tina Fey's fifth great-grandfather survived a terrible massacre and became a hero in the Greek War of Independence. David Sedaris' ancestors were also touched by the Greek War of Independence. Their home village was raided by the Ottoman military and David's great-grand-aunt was taken captive - never to see her family again. George Stephanopoulos' family was willing to sacrifice themselves in the struggle against the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War I.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 3, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Decoding Our Past (#210H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and Jessica Alba is an actress who proudly embraces her Mexican-American heritage. But cutting-edge DNA analysis reveals that the family trees contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races. Alba descends from Jewish and Mayan ancestors and the official cartographer of France's King Louis XIV. Deval Patrick's roots lead to a black homesteader in Colorado and a white master who gave his former slave land after the Civil War. DNA is used to delve deeper into the families of other guests in the series, including Valerie Jarrett and Anderson Cooper, and to overcome dead ends on host Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s own tree. The secrets encoded in their genomes challenge these guests' ideas about their families' histories and their identities today.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Black Like Me (#406H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 13, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me

The Stories We Tell (#301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

The Irish Factor (#302H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me
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