Last night two episodes were aired - Harry Connick Jr./Branford Marsalis and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)/Mayor Cory Booker (Newark, NJ).
I can already say that I prefer this show to 'Who Do You Think You Are?' The featured celebrities seem to have been genuinely surprised on camera (there were believable tears), and the tone of this series just seemed more, I don't know, let's just tell the story and leave out the overly dramatic reactions. Professor Gates is the perfect host - I found him and his interactions with the featured celebrities to be genuine and engaging.
Looking forward to next week. Full episodes are online at PBS.org and the whole series is on DVD.
eta - correction to spelling of Rep. Lewis's last name.
Edited by Aurora Borealis, Mar 26, 2012 @ 12:19 PM.