Family Friday: ‘Finding Your Roots’ and ‘Gunfight at OK Corral’

Gather your loved ones for an evening of programs on Arizona PBS the whole family will enjoy. Start at 8 p.m. with an episode of “Finding Your Roots” that features two legends of hip-hop in Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and LL Cool J. Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. helps them uncover family stories they’d never heard before.

Then at 9 p.m., learn the setup and aftermath to one of the wildest 30 seconds in American history.

8 p.m. Finding Your Roots “Family Reunions”

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures. This Friday, two hip-hop moguls use DNA technology to reveal information that shakes their very foundations. Watch for a brand new season of “Finding Your Roots” beginning in January 2019 on Arizona PBS.

9 p.m. Wild West “Gunfight at OK Corral”

If any single event could be said to embody the Wild West, it would be the gunfight at the OK Corral, the classic Western shootout that made Wyatt Earp a great American hero. But, as the smoke cleared, Earp was initially seen as a villain. Put on trial for murder, his time in court ironically spared his life, but the McLaury clan gunned down Earp’s two brothers. Once free, Earp turned in his badge and sought his bloody revenge.

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