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Finding Your Roots

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Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled for freedom, and how each of these cultural trailblazers gains a new understanding of how they fit into this proud trajectory.

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Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:00
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Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times.

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Tue, 01/12/2016 - 12:00
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Discover mysteries behind the family stories of Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker.

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Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:00
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DNA analysis challenges guests’ ideas about their family’s history and their identities.

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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:00
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Trace the histories of Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos.

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Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:00
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Sally Field learns that she descends from William Bradford, who arrived on the Mayflower and helped his fellow Puritans establish their new lives in colonial America. Her ancestors sided with the British crown during the war for independence and paid the ultimate price. Deepak Chopra's family made a similar gamble while living under harsh British rule in India - his grandparents pledged their loyalty to the British in hopes of achieving a higher place in society, and his father chose to fight alongside British soldiers during WWII.

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Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:00
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