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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Today’s brightest personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families in the fifth season of the critically acclaimed series. The new season features an array cultural trailblazers, including author George R.R. Martin; journalists Christiane Amanpour and Ann Curry; artist Kehinde Wiley; actors Laura Linney and Seth Myers; and politicians Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. In a very personal episode, host Henry Louis Gates explores his own DNA story.

Finding Your Roots premieres Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

Stories

January 5, 2016
Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into genealogy. Each...

Episodes

Season 6
Episode 9
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and actors...
Season 6
Episode 8
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha...
Season 6
Episode 7
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson,...
Season 6
Episode 6
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado, and Amy Ryan...
Season 6
Episode 5
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host...
Season 6
Episode 4
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah...
Season 6
Episode 4
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah...
Season 6
Episode 3
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Sterling K. Brown, comedian Sasheer Zamata and...
Season 6
Episode 2
Two comic actors who grew up on farms in America’s heartland--the descendants of...
Season 6
Episode 1
Three actors born into Hollywood royalty discover branches of their family trees that...


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