Who Do You Think You Are? - Season 2 - DVD

Who Do You Think You Are? - Season 2 - DVD

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Stars trace their family roots through history Join eight beloved celebrities as they journey through time to trace their family trees. Working with genealogists, historians, and researchers, they uncover long-buried secrets, come face-to-face with their ancestors, and learn surprising, often life-changing truths about their families and themselves. VANESSA WILLIAMS (Desperate Housewives) finds that breaking down barriers runs in her family. Country music superstar TIM MCGRAW discovers the source of his own pioneering spirit. Emmy®-winning talk show host ROSIE O’DONNELL follows her mother’s roots to the grim realities of the Irish potato famine. KIM CATTRALL (Sex and the City) learns why her grandfather abandoned his family. Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter LIONEL RICHIE explores his great-grandfather’s mysterious past. STEVE BUSCEMI (Boardwalk Empire) uncovers a family history of depression. Oscar® winner GWYNETH PALTROW explores both sides of her family, which couldn’t be more different. And ASHLEY JUDD, actress and activist, learns she’s not the first in her family to fight for human rights. Touching, sometimes shocking, and profoundly inspiring, these stories are more than glimpses into the personal lives of famous people. Each is “a look inside the human heart” (Slant). Episode 1 Vanessa Williams - Vanessa Williams travels from New York to Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Baltimore, and Nashville to research the lives of her great-great grandfathers. One was born a free man, the other a slave, but both fought for justice. Episode 2 Tim McGraw - Tim McGraw was 11 when he learned by accident that his real father was baseball legend Tug McGraw. Years later, Tim longs to know more about his father’s family, which has always been a void in his life. His search leads him back to the Founding Fathers. Episode 3 Rosie O’Donnell - Rosie O’Donnell’s quest to discover her mother’s roots is a roller-coaster ride of sorrow, joy, horror, and redemption as she journeys from New York to Montreal and eventually Ireland, where a 19th-century workhouse hints at what her ancestors suffered. Episode 4 Kim Cattrall - For more than 70 years, Kim Cattrall’s family has lived with an unsolved mystery: why did Kim’s grandfather abandon his wife and young daughters to a life of poverty and hardship? The answers are bittersweet. Episode 5 Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie has always wondered why his grandmother never spoke of her father, a man named John Lewis Brown. Digging deep, Lionel finds a man whose circumstances were remarkably similar to his own, despite the very different times in which they lived. Episode 6 Steve Buscemi - Steve Buscemi is in search of an ancestor with a compelling story. Following the trail of his great-great-grandfather on his mother’s side, he finds more than he bargained for: depression, desertion, suicidal tendencies, and a hard life that led to a pauper’s grave. Episode 7 Gwyneth Paltrow - Gwyneth Paltrow is curious about both sides of her lineage. She knows a lot of family stories, but which are fact and which are fiction? Her search takes her to Barbados and a Manhattan synagogue, where she learns that her ancestors include brave women and a holy man. Episode 8 Ashley Judd - Steeped in lore about her mother Naomi’s side of the family, Ashley Judd explores her paternal heritage. She’s stunned to find that one of her ancestors came to America on the Mayflower, and that her own passion for social justice reaches back 12 generations.

Specifications+

Region code
1
Format
DVD
Number of discs
2
Quebec rating
G
Closed captioning
No
BoxedSet
No
Language
English
Silent
No
Cast
N/A
English rating
PG
Run time (minutes)
336
Brand
E1 Entertainment
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30389223
UPC
5496187649
SKU
10077696

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