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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.

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Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the stories of Ty Burrell and Joe Madison.

Air date:
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 03:15
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Marina Abramović, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Kehinde Wiley learn their family histories.

Air date:
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 03:15
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Dr. Gates explores the stories of Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloë Sevigny.

Air date:
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 02:15
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Dr. Gates reveals the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

Air date:
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:15
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The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

Air date:
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:15
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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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