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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve.

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Tue, 01/29/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/bGjFAINWBJRJIromLtYOjA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world. /episodes/get/89366 /episode/89366 Reporting on the Reporters /episode-player/89366

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world.

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/O9-GLmWqfPnx2r9-vNZA_w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering. /episodes/get/89120 /episode/89120 Mystery Men /episode-player/89120

Dr. Gates, brings Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams their family histories.

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 02:15
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/7_Om3k7L4D0OhmWOpTy5Lg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives. /episodes/get/88998 /episode/88998 Grandparents and Other Strangers /episode-player/88998

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Andy Samberg and George R. R. Martin answer family mysteries.

Air date:
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 02:15
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Comedic guests Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Maya Rudolph take a serious look at their family trees, learning contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, hardship and success all over the globe.

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Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:00
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Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.

Air date:
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:00
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