The following is taken from the 8 Feb 2009 blog of Roots Television:
I get to do a lot of fun sleuthing, such as the time I got to look into the roots of Robin Roberts of Good Morning America.
She wasn't that excited about the prospect until she walked in the footsteps of one of her ancestors, a woman who had lived in West Virginia back in the mid-to-late 1800s. It also surprised her to see her Roberts line traced back to the 1790s. If you've got a few minutes, check out this video.