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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.

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Three guests who have found fame mining their family stories for comedy learn about...
Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They...
Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected...
Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain...
Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a...
Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than...
Learn how Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, who last shared the screen together in 1969,...
Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through...
Discover how actress Julianna Marguiles, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are...
Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to...
Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne...
Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's...
Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Maher and...
Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and...
Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled...
Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna...
Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and Jessica Alba is...
Trace the histories of these three guests. Tina Fey’s fifth great-grandfather survived a...
Learn about the ancestors of three celebrated Americans who not only share a Jewish...
Trace three guests’ roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular...
Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who...
Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others...
Three of America’s greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply...
Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never...
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Adrian Grenier, actress...
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of musician John Legend and comedian...
The ancestral pasts of author and television personality Martha Stewart, comedian and...
The ancestral pasts of actor Samuel L. Jackson, former Secretary of State Condoleezza...
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey, Jr. and...
This episode of Finding Your Roots traces the family histories of Pastor Rick Warren,...
The ancestral pasts of married Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks into the genealogical pasts of journalist Barbara Walters...
In the first episode of Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a trip to New...
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the ancestry pasts of two remarkable politicians,...
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