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Finding Your Roots

Breaking Silences

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family secrets of journalist Gayle King, film director Jordan Peele, and comedian Issa Rae, introducing them to ancestors who raise profound questions about the shape and meaning of their family trees.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the diverse backgrounds of Clint Black and Rosanne Cash.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Andy Cohen and Nina Totenberg.
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