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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.

DNA Mysteries

Téa Leoni and Joe Madison discover surprising roots.
Fashion's Roots

Fashion's Roots

Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles discover surprising roots.

Criminal Kind

WETA PassportCriminal Kind

Laura Linney, Lisa Ling, and Soledad O’Brien discover surprising roots.

Italian Roots

WETA PassportItalian Roots

Jimmy Kimmel, Marisa Tomei, and John Turturro meet ancestors who made immense sacrifices.

Slave Trade

WETA PassportSlave Trade

Ava DuVernay, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Questlove discover unexpected family histories.

Science Pioneers

WETA PassportScience Pioneers

Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Harold E. Varmus learn their family histories.

Secrets & Lies

WETA PassportSecrets & Lies

Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado, and Amy Ryan unearth surprising family histories.