Check your local listings for Oprah's Roots, An African American Lives Special, scheduled to premiere Jan. 24 on PBS. You can watch a promo by clicking the link above.
The program features a wealth of previously unseen material, including portions of Professor Gates' original African American Lives interview with Winfrey and new revelations about her family history.Didn't any of her ancestors have uninspiring stories?
"Our first African American Lives series made for riveting viewing and was a life-changing experience for each of the participants, myself included," says Gates, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. "Now, with an in-depth focus exclusively on my friend Oprah Winfrey, we bring to life in even greater detail the remarkably rich and always inspiring stories of her ancestors." [Link]