Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series African American Lives (2006) through the first season of Finding Your Roots (2012), noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Professor Gates utilizes a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world's leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears.
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All in the Family 05x10
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the stories of Ty Burrell, Joe Madison and Valerie Jarrett.
The Eye of the Beholder 05x09
Marina Abramovic, Alejandro G. and Kehinde Wiley learn their family histories.
Hard Times 05x08
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the stories of Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloé Sevigny.
No Laughing Matter 05x07
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.
Roots in Politics 05x06
The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.
Freedom Tales 05x05
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan.
Dreaming of a New Land 05x04
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.
Reporting on the Reporters 05x03
Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling learn their fascinating family histories.
Mystery Men 05x02
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings actress Felicity Huffman and actor Michael K. Williams their family histories.
Grandparents and Other Strangers 05x01
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor/comedian Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries.