Roots Less Traveled is a live-action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Roots Less Traveled follows two family members, often from different generations, as they gain a newfound understanding and respect for each other on their quest to learn more about their family history. Each week on Roots Less Traveled, a new pair will set out on an adventure to solve a mystery in their family tree. From rumors of a relative who sailed on the Titanic to stories of homesteaders forging a new path for future generations, our duo will discover the truth behind the tales that have been passed down in their family while our viewers learn the personal stories behind notable historical moments. Viewers will be taken on a literal journey to unique places around the globe, learning more about the culture and history of these significant locations and events that happened there. Throughout this experience, we will witness these family members grow closer as they gain wisdom not only about themselves but also about how their past has helped shape their present.
MICHELLE & ROB
Watch along with half-siblings Michelle and Rob as they relive their journey to Mexico City where host Faruq Tauheed helped them discover that they were related to a very famous Mexican political family. Their visit also included a trip to the ornate National Palace where their second cousin, Ernesto Uruchurtu, once gave the key to Mexico City to President John F. Kennedy. Michelle and Rob share what it was like to learn that their third cousin, Manual Uruchurtu, died on the Titanic, after giving up his seat on a lifeboat to a woman in need.