Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The family histories of well-known Americans are unearthed with genealogical and genetic tools.
The family histories of Sean Combs and LL Cool J are explored. (60 minutes)
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Episodes available on passport:
- Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez - The ancestral pasts of Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez.
- Ancient Roots - Trace the histories of Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos.
- Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada - The ancestral pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada.
- Born Champions - Examine the ancestral origins of athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.
- Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr. - The family histories of New Orleans musicians Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr.
- Decoding Our Past Through DNA - DNA analysis challenges guests’ ideas about their family’s history and their identities.
- In Search of Our Fathers - Uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance.
- John Legend and Wanda Sykes - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of John Legend and Wanda Sykes.
- John Lewis and Cory Booker - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the pasts of politicians, John Lewis and Cory Booker.
- Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon - The ancestral pasts of married Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
- Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta - The ancestral pasts of Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta.
- Our American Storytellers - Learn about the lives of the forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper & Anna Deavere Smith.
- Our People Our Traditions - Examine the Jewish heritage of Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner.
- Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi - The family histories of Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi.
- Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal - A look at the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
- Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons - The ancestral pasts of Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons.
- The British Invasion - Explore the British influence in the lives of Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting.
- The Melting Pot - Three chefs cook the food of their ancestors.
- The Stories We Tell - Discover mysteries behind the family stories of Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker.
- Tragedy + Time = Comedy - Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader discover their ancestry in Finding Your Roots.
- We Come from People - Trace the roots of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett into the heart of slavery.
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