Finding Your Roots on PBS
Ford Motor Company has a strong history that is easy to learn about. The whole history of Ford is just a Google search away. You can find all about those first years of production all the way up to what new vehicles are being made, like the 2016 Ford Explorer. Other histories are not as easy to find. It takes a lot of time and research to find the history of companies and people. Records used to be all written or told by word of mouth. It’s easy for things to get lost throughout the years so it can take a long time to discover the true backstory behind a person or place. That’s why PBS started a show called Finding Your Roots. It helps people find their ancestors and put together a specific person’s history each episode. Ford knows the value in history so Ford is helping Finding Your Roots on PBS by sponsoring the show’s second season.
During the first season of Finding Your Roots, PBS helped 29 guests discover their family histories. Guests are all people of various celebrities statuses including Ben Affleck, Anderson Cooper, Billie Jean King, Stephen King and Nas. The host of the show is Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a noted Harvard scholar. He has a team of genealogists who reconstruct the paper trail left behind by the guest’s ancestors.
Ford has also sponsored a series of online videos in partnership with the Finding Your Roots show. These videos have YouTube personality Chescaleigh, asking real questions to real people on the streets of Manhattan. She talks to people about where they’re from, what they’re doing and where they’re going. It’s an interesting look at a part of our lives that we don’t think about on a daily basis. You never know who you might be related to.
Ford is a proud sponsor of Finding Your Roots on PBS. It’s an interesting way to look where famous people have come from and gives you the opportunity to think about your own history. Sanders Ford has a story history in Swansboro. This year, our dealership celebrated its 75th Anniversary and we know the importance of history. If you want to continue to support our dealership, schedule a test drive today!