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Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the 12th and latest series from the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar. In this 10-part series, Professor Gates continues the quest he begun in African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America delving into the genealogy and genetics of an all new group of famous Americans. The series combines history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family, and identity in today's America. Each hour features a different pair of celebrity guests, who are bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, whether it be as old friends, through long-lost relatives, or even through a common ancestral past.

Latest Episodes

WGBY 57/HD
Tue Apr 9th, 8:00pm
Thu Apr 11th, 5:00am
Fri Apr 12th, 1:00am
Sun Apr 14th, 1:00pm
Mon Apr 15th, 5:00am
WGBY World
Sun Apr 14th, 7:00pm
Mon Apr 15th, 4:00am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/lS3dkjoxE5gIRkzw8-hVkw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The family stories of actor Ty Burrell, and radio host Joe Madison. Also a look at how a summer camp for children is using genetic genealogy to help young people better understand their burgeoning identities. /episodes/get/91172 /episode/91172 All in the Family /episode-player/91172

Radio host Joe Madison receives startling family news, and series host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. learns his own DNA story. Also features the "Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings" STEM Camp, with science and history inspiring the next generation.

Air date:
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 03:15
WGBY 57/HD
Thu Apr 4th, 5:00am
Fri Apr 5th, 1:00am
Sun Apr 7th, 1:00pm
Mon Apr 8th, 5:00am
WGBY World
Sun Apr 7th, 9:00pm
Mon Apr 8th, 1:00am
Mon Apr 8th, 9:00am
Mon Apr 8th, 3:00pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/CvcseD3VJ6UGeFvUYsbKLw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, iconoclastic performance artist Marina Abramović and painter Kehinde Wiley. These visionary artists find their identities challenged—and affirmed. /episodes/get/91031 /episode/91031 The Eye of the Beholder /episode-player/91031

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G. Inarritu, iconoclastic performance artist Marina Abramovic and painter Kehinde Wiley. These visionary artists find their identities challenged -- and affirmed.

Air date:
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/1f44V_gA4sntzONaxGwmTg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloë Sevigny—three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today. /episodes/get/90223 /episode/90223 Hard Times /episode-player/90223

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny -- three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

Air date:
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/cRY2fX_J6S1HLfN7WUbypQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family trees are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin. /episodes/get/90044 /episode/90044 No Laughing Matter /episode-player/90044

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family tress are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin.

Air date:
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/js4dXjsfNTy2GL-pzo7t6w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors’ stories. /episodes/get/89860 /episode/89860 Roots in Politics /episode-player/89860

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors' stories.

Air date:
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/iKW0m9EL590xmzjCJy5q7w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African-American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history. /episodes/get/89705 /episode/89705 Freedom Tales /episode-player/89705

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

Air date:
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 02:15
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