PBS recently announced that Professor Henry Louis Gates--previous host of the network's genealogy programs African American Lives, African American Lives 2, Oprah's Roots, and Faces of America--will be hosting another new genealogy program.
Finding Your Roots will debut on 25 March on national PBS affiliate stations. The full line-up has not yet been announced, but several of the participants are identified in the following press release on PBS.com:
Also, just being announced today is FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar who also will be in attendance at the TCA/PBS Press Tour. Premiering Sunday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m., the 10-part series delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family, and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others.
[SOURCE: "PBS announced winter/spring 2012 lineup," press release, dated 16 Nov 2011, PBS.com Press Release Archive (http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2011/winter-spring-2012/ : accessed 5 Jan 2012).]