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Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 cultural trailblazers with fascinating histories. The series ends with an exploration of how science and history can inspire the next generation.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/W_wCFHFEUFnjP1AnpvhZUA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Three actors born into Hollywood royalty discover branches of their family trees that have been hidden from the public eye--and meet a cast of characters every bit as dramatic as the people they themselves have played on camera. /episodes/get/96621 /episode/96621 Hollywood Royalty /episode-player/96621

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston and Mia Farrow unearth surprising new revelations about their family histories, taking them generations beyond their famous cinematic forebears.

Air date:
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:30
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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
WGBY 57/HD
Tue Nov 19th, 8:00pm
Thu Nov 21st, 5:00am
Sun Nov 24th, 4:00am
WGBY World
Sun Nov 24th, 9:00pm
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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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The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

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