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Breaking Silences
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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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Laughing on the Inside

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family history of Roy Wood, Jr. and Lewis Black.
Season 7 Episode 10
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On Broadway

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the family histories of Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin.
Season 7 Episode 9
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Anchored to the Past

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages of Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon.
Season 7 Episode 8
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The New World

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of John Lithgow and Maria Hinojosa.
Season 7 Episode 7
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Country Roots

Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the diverse backgrounds of Clint Black and Rosanne Cash.
Season 7 Episode 6
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Write My Name in the Book of Life

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.
Season 7 Episode 5
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The Shirts on Their Backs

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the immigrant roots of actors Tony Shalhoub and Christopher
Season 7 Episode 4
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No Irish Need Apply

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan.
Season 7 Episode 3
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Finding Your Roots: Against All Odds

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Andy Cohen and Nina Totenberg.
Season 7 Episode 2
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To the Manor Born

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Glenn Close and John Waters.
Season 7 Episode 1
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