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Reconnecting Roots Season Two premieres April 2020. Click below to see your state's local listing.

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episode 7

TRAINS:

Tracking Progress

In the Season 2 finale, we ride the rails of history at the 150th Golden Spike anniversary. Gabe talks with descendants of Chinese railroad workers about their forgotten contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, all while seeking to understand how the centuries-old technology keeps this country running today.

episode 6

NATIVE AMERICANS:

An Uncommon History

America has a difficult history when it comes to the narrative of Native Americans. To better understand how a sovereign nation functions as a part of "We The People," Gabe visits thee Navajo Nation and gains first-hand insight into their story.

episode 5

HUNTING:

Field to Fork

To continue the “Farm to Table” conversation from Season 1, we examine “Field to Fork” - a program training a new generation of “hipster hunters” to source meat directly and locally. Netflix’s “MeatEaters” hosts Steven Rinella and Ryan Callaghan also offer insight into the dark history of hunting in America while discussing whether hunting is still relevant today.

episode 4

TRAVEL:

Mobility to Migration

From migration to mobility, the reason we travel has changed alongside technology. Looking to the future, Gabe visits a cutting edge Hyperloop company in California to see first hand how Americans hope to get around in the years to come.

episode 3

IRISH IMMIGRANTS:

Emerald Isle to Ellis Island

Taking the immigration story back overseas on a visit to Ireland, Gabe answers the question of why so many Irish people came to America. This helps us to better understand the DNA behind our diverse nation, while examining true immigrant success stories.

episode 2

RELIGION:

Church in States

What does religious freedom mean to American today? Gabe travels to Flushing, New York - the birthplace of spiritual liberty in America - to find out.

episode 1 

THE RECORDING INDUSTRY:

Off the Record, in the Cloud

Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay.

The Recording Industry

S2 E1

From your turn-table to your pocket to the cloud: how technology has changed the way we listen to music and each other. Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay.

The Recording Industry

Off the Record, in the Cloud

Irish Immigrants

S2 E3

Taking the immigration story back overseas on a visit to Ireland, Gabe answers the question of why so many Irish people came to America. This helps us to better understand the DNA behind our diverse nation, while examining true immigrant success stories.

Irish Immigrants

Emerald Isle, to Ellis Island

Hunting

S2 E5

To continue the “Farm to Table” conversation from Season 1, we examine “Field to Fork” - a program training a new generation of “hipster hunters” to source meat directly and locally. Netflix’s “MeatEaters” hosts Steven Rinella and Ryan Callaghan also offer insight into the dark history of hunting in America while discussing whether hunting is still relevant today.

Hunting

Field to Fork

Religion

S2 E2

What does religious freedom mean to America today? Gabe travels to Flushing, New York - the birthplace of spiritual liberty in America - to find out.

Religion

Church in States

Travel

S2 E4

From migration to mobility, the reason we travel has changed alongside technology. Looking to the future, Gabe visits a cutting edge Hyperloop company in California to see first hand how Americans hope to get around in the years to come.

Travel

Migration to Mobility

Native Americans

S2 E6

America has a difficult history when it comes to the narrative of Native Americans. To better understand how a sovereign nation functions as a part of "We The People," Gabe visits thee Navajo Nation and gains first-hand insight into their story.

Native Americans

An Uncommon History

Trains

S2 E7

In the Season 2 finale, we ride the rails of history at the 150th Golden Spike anniversary. Gabe talks with descendants of Chinese railroad workers about their forgotten contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, all while seeking to understand how the centuries-old technology keeps this country running today.

Trains

Tracking progress

TV SHOW CREDITS

Created by:

Frank Smith

Executive Producers:

Frank & Karen Smith

Produced by:

Joel McAfee

Written by:

Dave Boyd

Hosted by:

Gabe McCauley

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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JEREMY GONZALES ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS DAVE BOYD, GABE MCCAULEY

WRITER RYAN ESTABROOKS SEGMENT PRODUCER LARYSSA GOODLAD, NICK NICHOLS MUSIC SUPERVISOR

MANDY MCCAULEY CAMERA OPERATOR NICK NICHOLS SOUND LEE LANNOM

EDITORS DAVE BOYD, JOEL MCAFEE, WESLEY VIS COMPOSER GEORGE PAULEY, PAUL KINTZING

MOTION GRAPHICS JONATHAN RICHTER, DANIEL ODOM,

ZACH GUNTER, JOSH BEASLEY