Finding Your Roots: The Irish Factor

Finding Your Roots: The Irish Factor

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Bill O’Reilly

Credit: Courtesy of Bill O’Reilly

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. continues Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV when Professor Gates explores 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. Each week the professor delves into the genealogy of new guests. and each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America.

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In celebration of this new season, WXXI invites you to share a family story on WXXI’s Facebook page. Each week we’ll announce on WXXI’s Facebook page and on these web highlights an episode theme and call for your stories.  

Submit a two to three sentence story along with a photo and tag it with #FindingYourRoots. Top submissions will be shared on the Finding Your Roots Facebook page.  

This week's theme: Do you have Irish roots? #FindingYourRoots guests Soledad O’Brien, Bill O’Reilly and Bill Maher do. Share your story and a photo on WXXI's Facebook page.

Major corporate support for  Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Season Three  is provided by Ancestry.com, Johnson & Johnson, POM and Ford. Support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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