• Finding Your Roots -- Grandparents and Other Strangers
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    S5 E1: Grandparents and Other Strangers
    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. ...
    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis ...
    Air Date 1/8/2019
    0:52:41
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 10: Funny Business
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    S4 E10: Episode 10: Funny Business
    Three guests who have found fame mining their family stories for comedy learn ...
    Three guests who have found fame mining their family stories for comedy learn about ancestors who overcame immense suffering.
    Air Date 12/19/2017
    0:52:11
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 9: Southern Roots
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    S4 E9: Episode 9: Southern Roots
    Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Three guests of disparate ...
    Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Three guests of disparate backgrounds dig into their Southern roots, where slavery and its aftermath shaped families both black and white.
    Air Date 12/12/2017
    0:52:11
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 8: Relatives We Never Knew We Had
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    S4 E8: Episode 8: Relatives We Never Knew We Had
    Two guests whose lives have been shaped by family mysteries are introduced to ...
    Two guests whose lives have been shaped by family mysteries are introduced to biological ancestors they never knew they had thanks to genetic detective work.
    Air Date 11/21/2017
    0:52:41
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 7: Children of the Revolution
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    S4 E7: Episode 7: Children of the Revolution
    Three guests explore how their family trees were shaped by political turmoil and ...
    Three guests explore how their family trees were shaped by political turmoil and violence, discovering sometimes unexpected ancestry along the way.
    Air Date 11/14/2017
    0:52:25
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 6: Black Like Me
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    S4 E6: Episode 6: Black Like Me
    Three African-American guests delve deep into their family trees, discovering ...
    Three African-American guests delve deep into their family trees, discovering unexpected stories that challenge our assumptions about black history.
    Air Date 11/7/2017
    0:52:41
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 5: Immigrant Nation
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    S4 E5: Episode 5: Immigrant Nation
    In this episode, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd John Turturro explore the ...
    In this episode, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd John Turturro explore the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.
    Air Date 10/31/2017
    0:52:41
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 4: The Vanguard
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    S4 E4: Episode 4: The Vanguard
    Three guests who have helped to redefine Black America in the last decade find ...
    Three guests who have helped to redefine Black America in the last decade find their identities challenged as they learn about their family origins.
    Air Date 10/24/2017
    0:52:43
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 3: Puritans and Pioneers
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    S4 E3: Episode 3: Puritans and Pioneers
    Ted Danson, William H. Macy and Mary Steenburgen. Three mainstays of modern-day ...
    Ted Danson, William H. Macy and Mary Steenburgen. Three mainstays of modern-day Hollywood discover family legacies that predate the United States itself.
    Air Date 10/17/2017
    0:52:46
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 2: Unfamiliar Kin
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    S4 E2: Episode 2: Unfamiliar Kin
    In this episode, three guests each learn about a grandparent whose real identity ...
    In this episode, three guests each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them. Along the way, two of them also discover that their close relatives were on ...
    Air Date 10/10/2017
    0:52:45
  • Finding Your Roots -- Episode 1: The Impression
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    S4 E1: Episode 1: The Impression
    Larry David discovers his German heritage by way of ancestors who settled in ...
    Larry David discovers his German heritage by way of ancestors who settled in Mobile, Alabama in the mid-19th century — including one who became a slaveholding Confederate; Bernie Sanders gains ...
    Air Date 10/3/2017
    0:52:44
  • Finding Your Roots -- The Irish Factor
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    S3 E2: The Irish Factor
    Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our ...
    Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times, Bill Maher, Soledad O'Brien, and Bill O'Reilly, in "The Irish Factor," episode two of Finding Your Roots: Season ...
    Air Date 1/12/2016
    0:52:40
  • Finding Your Roots -- Decoding Our Past Through DNA
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    S2 E10: Decoding Our Past Through DNA
    Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and ...
    Deval Patrick is the first African-American governor of Massachusetts and Jessica Alba is an actress who proudly embraces her Mexican-American heritage. But cutting-edge DNA analysis reveals that the ...
    Air Date 11/25/2014
    0:52:20
  • Finding Your Roots -- Ancient Roots
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    S2 E9: Ancient Roots
    Trace the histories of these three guests. Tina Fey’s fifth great-grandfather ...
    Trace the histories of these three guests. Tina Fey’s fifth great-grandfather survived a terrible massacre and became a hero in the Greek War of Independence. David Sedaris’ ancestors were also ...
    Air Date 11/18/2014
    0:52:51
  • Finding Your Roots -- The British Invasion
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    S2 E8: The British Invasion
    Sally Field learns that she descends from William Bradford, who helped the ...
    Sally Field learns that she descends from William Bradford, who helped the Puritans establish their new lives in colonial America. Deepak Chopra’s family pledged their loyalty to the British in ...
    Air Date 11/11/2014
    0:52:20
  • Finding Your Roots -- Our People Our Traditions
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    S2 E7: Our People Our Traditions
    Learn about the ancestors of three celebrated Americans who not only share a ...
    Learn about the ancestors of three celebrated Americans who not only share a Jewish heritage but also history of perseverance. Tony Kushner delves into the history of the Holocaust to discover his ...
    Air Date 11/4/2014
    0:52:51
  • Finding Your Roots -- We Come from People
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    S2 E6: We Come from People
    Trace three guests’ roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is ...
    Trace three guests’ roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular narrative and challenging preconceptions of an era that shaped our nation’s sense of itself. Nas discovers ...
    Air Date 10/28/2014
    0:53:01
  • Finding Your Roots -- The Melting Pot
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    S2 E5: The Melting Pot
    Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family ...
    Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives — and America’s cuisine. Tom Colicchio of “Top Chef” learns of the hardships his ...
    Air Date 10/21/2014
    0:52:40
  • Finding Your Roots -- Our American Storytellers
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    S2 E3: Our American Storytellers
    Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives ...
    Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ...
    Air Date 10/7/2014
    0:53:01
  • Finding Your Roots -- Born Champions
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    S2 E2: Born Champions
    Three of America’s greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports ...
    Three of America’s greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. Billie Jean King learns the story of her ...
    Air Date 9/30/2014
    0:53:11
  • Finding Your Roots -- In Search of Our Fathers
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    S2 E1: In Search of Our Fathers
    Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old ...
    Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney B. Vance’s father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were and ...
    Air Date 9/23/2014
    0:53:11