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Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots
Presented and written by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., this series journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and American history.

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Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez Air date: 05-20-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2235112943/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Adrian Grenier, actress Michelle Rodriguez, and commentator Linda Chavez. /episodes/get/5410 /episode/5410 Finding Your Roots: Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez /episode-player/5410
John Legend and Wanda Sykes Air date: 05-13-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2232502424/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes. /episodes/get/5413 /episode/5413 Finding Your Roots: John Legend and Wanda Sykes /episode-player/5413
Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta Air date: 05-06-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2230372774/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The ancestral pasts of author and television personality Martha Stewart, comedian and actress Margaret Cho, and neurosurgeon and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta. /episodes/get/5416 /episode/5416 Finding Your Roots: Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta /episode-player/5416
Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons Air date: 04-29-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2227723798/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The ancestral pasts of actor Samuel L. Jackson, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Brown University President Ruth Simmons. /episodes/get/5419 /episode/5419 Finding Your Roots: Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons /episode-player/5419
Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal Air date: 04-29-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2221947390/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal: two individuals whose family histories can be traced far back through the centuries. /episodes/get/5418 /episode/5418 Finding Your Roots: Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal /episode-player/5418
Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi Air date: 04-15-2012 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2219356213/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This episode of Finding Your Roots traces the family histories of Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi: three people of different faiths, whose family histories have deeply impacted their religious beliefs. /episodes/get/5417 /episode/5417 Finding Your Roots: Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi /episode-player/5417
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Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.
In the first episode of Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a trip to New Orleans to uncover the genealogical pasts and family histories of well-known musicians Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr.
Air date: 03/25/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2203649785/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the first episode of Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a trip to New Orleans to uncover the genealogical pasts and family histories of well-known musicians Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. /episodes/get/5412 /episode/5412 Finding Your Roots: Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr. /episode-player/5412
John Lewis and Cory Booker
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the ancestry pasts of two remarkable politicians, Congressman John Lewis and Newark Mayor, Cory Booker.
Air date: 03/25/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2209169895/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the ancestry pasts of two remarkable politicians, Congressman John Lewis and Newark Mayor, Cory Booker. /episodes/get/5414 /episode/5414 Finding Your Roots: John Lewis and Cory Booker /episode-player/5414
Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks into the genealogical pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada.
Air date: 04/01/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2213777646/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks into the genealogical pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada. /episodes/get/5411 /episode/5411 Finding Your Roots: Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada /episode-player/5411
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
The ancestral pasts of married Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
Air date: 04/08/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2220828439/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The ancestral pasts of married Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. /episodes/get/5415 /episode/5415 Finding Your Roots: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon /episode-player/5415
Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi
This episode of Finding Your Roots traces the family histories of Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi: three people of different faiths, whose family histories have deeply impacted their religious beliefs.
Air date: 04/15/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2219356213/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This episode of Finding Your Roots traces the family histories of Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi: three people of different faiths, whose family histories have deeply impacted their religious beliefs. /episodes/get/5417 /episode/5417 Finding Your Roots: Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi /episode-player/5417
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