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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.


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


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...


Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Finding Your Roots on PBS!

Upcoming Episodes

Tue 11/26, 8:00pm
The Pioneers

Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern day descendants to continue shaping our culture.