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Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures. In each episode, celebrities view ancestral histories, sometimes learn of connections to famous/infamous people, discover secrets, and share the emotional experience with viewers. 

All in the Family

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the stories of Ty Burrell and Joe Madison.
The Eye of the Beholder

WETA PassportThe Eye of the Beholder

Marina Abramović, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Kehinde Wiley learn their family histories.

Hard Times

WETA PassportHard Times

Dr. Gates explores the stories of Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloë Sevigny.

No Laughing Matter

WETA PassportNo Laughing Matter

Dr. Gates reveals the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

Roots in Politics

WETA PassportRoots in Politics

The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

Freedom Tales

WETA PassportFreedom Tales

Dr Gates traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan.

Dreaming of a New Land

WETA PassportDreaming of a New Land

Dr. Gates reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.