MPTV Premieres & Highlights: December 1969

Finding Your Roots

"Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis"

December 31st / 7:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Their European immigrant ancestors blazed unconventional trails in America, from capturing British ships for the American Revolution to crossing racial barriers in slave-era Louisiana. Generations later, as children growing up in New Orleans, Harry Conic, Jr. and Branford Marsalis found a deep and abiding friendship through their common love of Jazz and of the city itself. The turbulent and contradictory history of the city of New Orleans is traced through the family stories of Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis. In this 10-part series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores race, culture and identity through genealogy and genetics. (1 of 10) (56 min)