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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Today’s brightest personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families in the fifth season of the critically acclaimed series. The new season features an array cultural trailblazers, including author George R.R. Martin; journalists Christiane Amanpour and Ann Curry; artist Kehinde Wiley; actors Laura Linney and Seth Myers; and politicians Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. In a very personal episode, host Henry Louis Gates explores his own DNA story.

Hard Times Airs Tuesday, February 26 at 8 p.m.


January 5, 2016
Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into genealogy. Each...


Season 5
Episode 8
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and...
Season 5
Episode 7
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that...
Season 5
Episode 6
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul...
Season 5
Episode 5
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African-American guests,...
Season 5
Episode 4
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the...
Season 5
Episode 3
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa...
Season 5
Episode 2
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a...
Season 5
Episode 1
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin...


Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Finding Your Roots on PBS!

Upcoming Episodes

Mon 3/18, 12:59pm
Unfamiliar Kin

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them ? redefining how they see themselves.

Mon 3/25, 1:00pm
The Vanguard

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history.