Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, with his fair skin and blue eyes, had long wondered about his heritage. He learned the truth when he appeared on an episode of the new PBS series Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In Booker’s episode Gates talks him through the findings of his genealogy test. His lineage was traced back to his maternal great-grandfather, who had long been a mysterious figure in the Booker family.

Finding Your Roots airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on PBS, starting on March 25. Booker’s episode, which also features Lewis, premieres on April 1. Check local listings to find it in your area.

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Newark's Mayor Cory Booker with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Newark's Mayor Cory Booker with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.