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. Add to my shows

season 3

Maps of Stars 03x10
Learn how tragic deaths have shaped the families of Hollywood legends Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow.
The Long Way Home 03x09
The preserved family traditions of actress Julianna Margulies, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich.
The Pioneers 03x08
Discover the pioneering family histories of Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros.
Family Reunions 03x07
Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop through the use of DNA technology.
War Stories 03x06
Uncover how military service binds the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain.
Visionaries 03x05
The risk-taking ancestors of businessman Richard Branson, designer Maya Lin and architect Frank Gehry.
Tragedy + Time = Comedy 03x04
Tragedies and triumphs in the families of three men known for comedy -- Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader.
In Search of Freedom 03x03
The struggle for freedom by the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans.
The Irish Factor 03x02
The Irish ancestry of Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Maher.
The Stories We Tell 03x01
The family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker.

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