• Finding Your Roots -- In Search of Our Fathers
    S2 E1: In Search of Our Fathers
    Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old ...
    Air Date 9/23/2014
    0:53:11
  • Finding Your Roots -- Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez
    S1 E10: Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Adrian Grenier, ...
    Air Date 5/20/2012
    0:51:10
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | The Last Conquistador
    S1 E10: Education | The Last Conquistador
    Adrian Grenier learns his maternal eleventh great-grandfather was one of the ...
    0:05:54
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | The Pueblo Revolt
    S1 E10: Education | The Pueblo Revolt
    Linda Chavez discovers how her family was involved in the Pueblo Revolt in New ...
    0:04:12
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Ancestors
    S1 E9: Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Ancestors
    A look at how Wanda’s black ancestors became free in the 1600s.
    0:06:47
  • Finding Your Roots -- John Legend and Wanda Sykes
    S1 E9: John Legend and Wanda Sykes
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of musician John Legend and ...
    Air Date 5/13/2012
    0:51:10
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | The Story of Peyton Polly
    S1 E9: Education | The Story of Peyton Polly
    A look at how John Legend’s ancestor, Peyton Polly, attained his freedom.
    0:03:55
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Black Ancestors in the 1850s
    S1 E9: Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Black Ancestors in the 1850s
    A look at the lives of Wanda Sykes’s ancestors in the 1850s and how a marriage ...
    0:02:39
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | The Story of Peyton Polly’s Children
    S1 E9: Education | The Story of Peyton Polly’s Children
    The story of the kidnapping of Peyton Polly’s children’s and their journey ...
    0:07:29
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | A Hurried Escape
    S1 E8: Education | A Hurried Escape
    Margaret Cho learns the reasons for her father’s family’s hurried escape ...
    0:03:02
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | The Partition of India
    S1 E8: Education | The Partition of India
    The history of the India/Pakistan partition is told through the story of Dr. ...
    0:03:58
  • Finding Your Roots -- Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta
    S1 E8: Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta
    The ancestral pasts of author and television personality Martha Stewart, ...
    Air Date 5/6/2012
    0:51:11
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | Growing up under Jim Crow in WV and TN
    S1 E7: Education | Growing up under Jim Crow in WV and TN
    A look at life under Jim Crow in Piedmont, WV during Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s ...
    0:04:31
  • Finding Your Roots -- Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons
    S1 E7: Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons
    The ancestral pasts of actor Samuel L. Jackson, former Secretary of State ...
    Air Date 4/29/2012
    0:51:10
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | Growing up under Jim Crow in Grapeland, Texas
    S1 E7: Education | Growing up under Jim Crow in Grapeland, Texas
    A look at life under Jim Crow in Grapeland, Texas during Ruth Simmons’ ...
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | Growing up under Jim Crow in Birmingham, Alabama
    S1 E7: Education | Growing up under Jim Crow in Birmingham, Alabama
    A look at life under Jim Crow in Birmingham, Alabama during Condoleezza Rice’s ...
    0:03:32
  • Finding Your Roots -- Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal
    S1 E6: Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey, Jr. ...
    Air Date 4/28/2012
    0:51:11
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | Noble Blood
    S1 E6: Education | Noble Blood
    An exploration of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s noble lineage dating back to King Henry ...
    0:05:27
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | Founding Mothers
    S1 E6: Education | Founding Mothers
    Professor Gates uses DNA testing to trace Maggie Gyllenhaal’s maternal lineage ...
    0:03:20
  • Finding Your Roots -- Education | As American as it Gets
    S1 E6: Education | As American as it Gets
    An exploration of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s connection to some of the earliest and ...
    0:05:47
  • Finding Your Roots -- Faith and Rebellion
    S1 E6: Faith and Rebellion
    The story of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s third great grandfather’s central role in ...
    0:04:43