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Finding Your Roots

New Finding Your Roots Episodes Return This Fall

New episodes of Finding Your Roots are back Tuesday, October 13, at 8/7c!

New Finding Your Roots Episodes Return This Fall

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Finding Your Roots

Season 6 Is Back!

Season 6 is back with more fascinating guests at 8/7c on Tuesday, January 7th.

Season 6 Is Back!

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Finding Your Roots

Season 6 Preview

Season six of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premieres on October 8th!

Season 6 Preview

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Finding Your Roots

DNA Mysteries Preview

Téa Leoni and Joe Madison discover surprising roots.

DNA Mysteries Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Fashion's Roots Preview

Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles discover surprising roots.

Fashion's Roots Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Criminal Kind Preview

Laura Linney, Lisa Ling, and Soledad O’Brien explore surprising family roots.

Criminal Kind Preview

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Finding Your Roots

First Ancestor in the U.S.

Laura Linney reads aloud an ancestor's confession that led to their exile in Virginia.

First Ancestor in the U.S.

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Finding Your Roots

A Grandmother's Memoir

Lisa Ling reads an emotional excerpt from her grandmother's memoir.

A Grandmother's Memoir

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Finding Your Roots

A Family of Convicts

Soledad O’Brien discovers the "bad leg of the family."

A Family of Convicts

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Finding Your Roots

Italian Roots Preview

Jimmy Kimmel, Marisa Tomei, and John Turturro meet ancestors who made immense sacrifices.

Italian Roots Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Slave Trade Preview

Ava DuVernay, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Questlove discover unexpected family histories.

Slave Trade Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Freeing Slaves in 1804

Dr. Francis Collins learns his ancestors freed their slaves in 1804.

Freeing Slaves in 1804

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Finding Your Roots

Take My Breath Away

Dr. Jackson views the 1836 estate records listing the names of her enslaved ancestors.

Take My Breath Away

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Finding Your Roots

Varmus Grandparents

Dr. Harold E. Varmus expresses his gratitude to his grandparents for leaving Europe.

Varmus Grandparents

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Finding Your Roots

Revolutionary War

Dr. Francis Collins learns his ancestor was a Patriot that served in the Continental Army.

Revolutionary War

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Finding Your Roots

Science Pioneers Preview

Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Harold E. Varmus learn their family histories.

Science Pioneers Preview

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Finding Your Roots

A Bad Lot

A London newspaper runs a story about Amy Ryan's ancestor under the headline "A Bad Lot."

A Bad Lot

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Finding Your Roots

Justina Machado African Ancestry

Justina Machado discovers her African ancestry.

Justina Machado African Ancestry

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Finding Your Roots

Revolutionary War

Sigourney Weaver discovers her ancestor was one of the youngest soldiers to join the army.

Revolutionary War

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Finding Your Roots

Secrets & Lies Preview

Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado, and Amy Ryan unearth surprising family histories.

Secrets & Lies Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Justina Machado Discovers Grandfather’s Hidden Past

Justina Machado learns her grandfather was sent to prison because of a relationship.

Justina Machado Discovers Grandfather’s Hidden Past

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Finding Your Roots

Marc Maron's Relationship with His Grandmother

Marc Maron shares the powerful role his grandmother played in this life.

Marc Maron's Relationship with His Grandmother

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Finding Your Roots

A Family's Foresight to Flee

Terry Gross discovers she only exists because of her grandparent's foresight.v

A Family's Foresight to Flee

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Finding Your Roots

Ancestors Coming to America

Jeff Goldblum discovers the incredible route his grandfather had to take to enter the U.S.

Ancestors Coming to America