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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Decoding Our Past 02x10
See how DNA analysis reveals a family tree with a range of cultures and races for several guests.
Ancient Roots 02x09
Watch as Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos recover lost stories of Greek ancestors.
The British Invasion 02x08
Explore the British influence in the lives of Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting.
Our People, Our Traditions 02x07
Learn how forebears of Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner persevered in the face of bias.
We Come from People 02x06
Trace the roots of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett into the heart of slavery.
The Melting Pot 02x05
Meet three chefs, Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai and Aaron Sanchez, who cook the food of their ancestors.
Roots of Freedom 02x04
Learn how the ancestors of Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Ben Jealous fought for freedom.
Our American Storytellers 02x03
Learn how the lives of forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith intersected.
Born Champions 02x02
Examine the ancestral origins of athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.
In Search of Our Fathers 02x01
Join Gates to uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney Vance.