Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity. 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.Visit Finding Your Roots Website
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Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader discover their ancestry in Finding Your Roots.
Discover mysteries behind the family stories of Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker.
Examine the Jewish heritage of Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner.
DNA analysis challenges guests’ ideas about their family’s history and their identities.
Trace the histories of Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos.
Explore the British influence in the lives of Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting.
Learn about the lives of the forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper & Anna Deavere Smith.
Trace the roots of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett into the heart of slavery.
Don't miss Mia Farrow in the Finding Your Roots season three finale!
Azar Nafisi encounters a letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson to her father.
Lidia recalls a story her mother told saying good bye to her loved ones.
Learn about the pioneering past of Gloria Steinem's family.
Discover the lineage of Neil Patrick Harris in Finding Your Roots!
Sandra Cisneros unravels her family stories in Finding Your Roots.
LL Cool J is united with some of his biological relatives on Finding Your Roots.
Sean Combs learns that his great-great grandfather, whose father was free, was a slave.
Uncover the ancestry of Dustin Hoffman in the season three finale of Finding Your Roots.
Learn how tragic death shaped families of Hollywood legends Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow.
Discover the family traditions of Julianna Margulies, Azar Nafisi and Lidia Bastianich.
Julianna Margulies learns about the origins of her last name on Finding Your Roots.
Discover pioneering families of Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros.
Uncover family mysteries of two legends of hip hop through the use of DNA technology.
See how military connects families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain.
Finding Your Roots: Season Three, begins on Tuesday, January 5, at 8/7c on PBS.