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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Michelle Rodriguez - Adrian Grenier - Linda Chavez 01x10
John Legend - Wanda Sykes - Margarett Cooper 01x09
Sanjay Gupta - Margaret Cho - Martha Stewart 01x08
Catch a glimpse of three distinct yet oddly overlapping experiences of families leaving their homes and becoming American.
Samuel L. Jackson - Condoleezza Rice - Ruth Simmons 01x07
Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal 01x06
Angela Buchdahl - Rick Warren - Yasir Qadhi 01x05
Through the histories of clergy of three different faiths, unearth a story about the spiritual foundations of this country.
Kevin Bacon - Kyra Sedgwick 01x04
Barbara Walters - Geoffrey Canada 01x03
Unearth missing links in the family histories of media legend Barbara Walters and educational superstar Geoffrey Canada.
Cory Booker and John Lewis 01x02
Discover the family histories of two African-American politicians from different generations and opposite backgrounds.
Harry Connick Jr. - Branford Marsalis 01x01