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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.

Country Roots

Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the diverse backgrounds of Clint Black and Rosanne Cash.
Write My Name in the Book of Life

Write My Name in the Book of Life

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.

The Shirts on Their Backs

The Shirts on Their Backs

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the immigrant roots of actors Tony Shalhoub and Christopher

No Irish Need Apply

No Irish Need Apply

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan.

Against All Odds

WETA PassportAgainst All Odds

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Andy Cohen and Nina Totenberg.

To the Manor Born

WETA PassportTo the Manor Born

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Glenn Close and John Waters.

Coming to America

WETA PassportComing to America

Nancy Pelosi, Norah O’Donnell, and Zac Posen discover surprising roots.