Finding Your Roots Screening

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Online Screening & Live Discussion

Watch the previously-recorded live local discussion

My Ancestor

In support of Finding Your Roots, we talked with local folks about their interesting ancestors.

About Finding Your Roots


Tuesdays at 8pm, through May 4, 2021, on WQLN PBS

The acclaimed series returns! Professor Gates explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of exciting new guests who are game-changers in their fields. And their family histories illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience.

Featuring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Jane Lynch, Audra McDonald, Christopher Melon, Tony Shalhoub, Clint Black, Rosanne Cash, Pharrell Williams, Kasi Lemmons, John Waters, Gretchen Carlson, Nina Totenberg, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan, Andy Cohen, and more!

Presented in partnership with

  • Erie Arts & Culture
  • Edinboro University
  • The Hagen History Center
  • Erie County Public Library


Corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Seven is provided by Ancestry and Johnson & Johnson. Support is also provided by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Candace King Weir, The Zegar FamilyFoundation, Lloyd Carney Foundation, and by The Inkwell Society and its members Felicia A. and Benjamin A. Horowitz Fund; Demond Martin; Sheryl Sandberg and Tom Bernthal; Jim and Susan Swartz; Anne Wojcicki; John and Jennifer Fisher; Fletcher and Benaree Wiley; Gwen and Peter Norton; and Darnell Armstrong and Nicole Commissiong. Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.