Episode 2: Off the Farm

Premiered October 15, 2019

Two comic actors who grew up on farms in America’s heartland--the descendants of generations of people who worked the land--retrace the journeys of their ancestors to see what they share with the men and women who literally laid the groundwork for their success.

Dr. Gates helps Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet answer family mysteries.
Melissa's Great-Grandfather

Melissa's Great-Grandfather

Henry Lewis Gates Jr. talks through Melissa's Great-grandfather's death.

Keeping Her Family Close

Keeping Her Family Close

Melissa talks about keeping her family close and how it must come from her genetics.

A Great Great-Grandfather's Scandal

A Great Great-Grandfather's Scandal

Henry Lewis Gates Jr. reveals Melissa's great, great grandfather's scandal.

Family Work Ethic
Finding Your Roots

Family Work Ethic

Eric talks about getting his work ethic from his dad and grandfather.

Eric’s Kansas Roots
Finding Your Roots

Eric’s Kansas Roots

Henry Lewis Gates Jr. reveals the first member of Eric's family to come to Kansas.

The Name Stonestreet
Finding Your Roots

The Name Stonestreet

Henry Lewis Gates Jr. discovers how the name Stonestreet came to be.

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