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Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures. In each episode, celebrities view ancestral histories, sometimes learn of connections to famous/infamous people, discover secrets, and share the emotional experience with viewers. 

Roots in Politics

The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.
Freedom Tales

Freedom Tales

Dr Gates traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan.

Dreaming of a New Land

Dreaming of a New Land

Dr. Gates reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.

Reporting on the Reporters

Reporting on the Reporters

Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling learn their family histories.

Mystery Men

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

Grandparents and Other Strangers

WETA PassportGrandparents and Other Strangers

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

Episode 10: Funny Business

WETA PassportEpisode 10: Funny Business

Aziz Ansari, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Schumer join Henry Louis Gates Jr.