Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The family histories of well-known Americans are unearthed with genealogical and genetic tools.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay and author-activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors-of all colors-into the greater context of black history. (60 minutes)
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Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, all with immigrant parents, gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad. (60 minutes)
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Episodes available on passport:
- S1 Ep10: Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chave - The ancestral pasts of Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez.
- S1 Ep1: John Lewis and Cory Booker - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the pasts of politicians, John Lewis and Cory Booker.
- S1 Ep2: Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr. - The family histories of New Orleans musicians Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr.
- S1 Ep3: Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada - The ancestral pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada.
- S1 Ep4: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon - The ancestral pasts of married Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
- S1 Ep5: Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi - The family histories of Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi.
- S1 Ep6: Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal - A look at the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
- S1 Ep7: Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmon - The ancestral pasts of Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons.
- S1 Ep8: Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta - The ancestral pasts of Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta.
- S1 Ep9: John Legend and Wanda Sykes - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of John Legend and Wanda Sykes.
- S2 Ep10: Decoding Our Past Through DNA - DNA analysis challenges guests’ ideas about their family’s history and their identities.
- S2 Ep1: In Search of Our Fathers - Uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance.
- S2 Ep2: Born Champions - Examine the ancestral origins of athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.
- S2 Ep3: Our American Storytellers - Learn about the lives of the forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper & Anna Deavere Smith.
- S2 Ep5: The Melting Pot - Three chefs cook the food of their ancestors.
- S2 Ep6: We Come from People - Trace the roots of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett into the heart of slavery.
- S2 Ep7: Our People Our Traditions - Examine the Jewish heritage of Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner.
- S2 Ep8: The British Invasion - Explore the British influence in the lives of Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting.
- S2 Ep9: Ancient Roots - Trace the histories of Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos.
- S3 Ep10: Maps of Stars - Hollywood legends Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow star in the season three finale.
- S3 Ep1: The Stories We Tell - Discover mysteries behind the family stories of Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker.
- S3 Ep2: The Irish Factor - Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times.
- S3 Ep3: In Search of Freedom - Learn about the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans.
- S3 Ep4: Tragedy + Time = Comedy - Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader discover their ancestry in Finding Your Roots.
- S3 Ep5: Visionaries - Discover the risk-taking ancestors of Richard Branson, Maya Lin and Frank Gehry.
- S3 Ep6: War Stories - Watch episode six, "War Stories" with Patricia Arquette, John McCain, Julianne Moore.
- S3 Ep7: Family Reunions - Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop through the use of DNA technology.
- S3 Ep8: The Pioneers - Discover pioneering families of Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros.
- S3 Ep9: The Long Way Home - Discover the family traditions of Julianna Margulies, Azar Nafisi and Lidia Bastianich.
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