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Finding Your Roots

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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
WGBY 57/HD
Thu Jul 2nd, 9:00pm
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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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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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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.

Air date:
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.

Air date:
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.

Air date:
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 02:15
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