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For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.

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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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Nancy Pelosi, Norah O’Donnell, and Zac Posen discover surprising roots.
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Gayle King, Jordan Peele, and Issa Rae discover surprising roots.
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Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, and Kehinde Wiley discover surprising rates.
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