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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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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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