Finding Your Roots

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Professor Gates' journey continues as a weekly series that will look at an ever widening spectrum of our nation's fascinating ethnic mixture.
Starring
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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    January 4, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Discover the mysteries behind the family stories of Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker.
  2. 2. The Irish Factor
    January 11, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times.
  3. 3. In Search of Freedom
    January 18, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled for freedom.
  4. 4. Tragedy Plus Time Equals Comedy
    January 25, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men.
  5. 5. Visionaries
    February 1, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Discover the risk-taking ancestors of Richard Branson, Maya Lin and Frank Gehry.
  6. 6. War Stories
    February 8, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Uncover how military service binds the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain.
  7. 7. Family Reunions
    February 15, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop through the use of DNA technology.
  8. 8. The Pioneers
    February 22, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Discover the pioneering family histories of Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros.
  9. 9. The Long Way Home
    February 29, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Discover the preserved family traditions of Julianna Marguiles, Azar Nafisi and Lidia Bastianich traditions.
  10. 10. Maps of the Stars
    March 7, 2016
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Learn how tragic deaths have shaped the families of two Hollywood legends.

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Directors
Phil BertelsenJosh GleasonLindsey MegrueHazel Gurland-PoolerMuriel Soenens
Producers
John MaggioSabin StreeterLeslie Asako Gladsjo
Season year
2016
Network
PBS
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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goodynufReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars, 'Those who cannot remember the past
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I love this program, I am a genealogy buff and seeing the various actors, actress and people of import learn about their genealogy and the stories behind their history is extremely interesting and historical and informative. Dr. Henry L. Gates Jr. is very knowledgeable in genealogy research and is an excellent host for this program.
5 people found this helpful
HildeReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful Show, Excellent Host
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Excellent series hosted by a knowledgeable, thoughtful scholar. I especially like the fact that he allows the guests on the show to take time to think about what they are learning and respond to it. It is a thoughtful, inspiring show that I hope will continue to run for many years to come.
4 people found this helpful
BookwormReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsThanks for continuing on with more quality programming
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I love this show and was worried it might be discontinued after season two because of the controversy regarding the Ben Affleck segment . Glad the producers were able to rise above that situation and continue on with what I consider some of the best programming content available anywhere . Please keep more coming !
2 people found this helpful
K. SnellReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsanother great season
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love this series, especially the LL Cool J segment
3 people found this helpful
Janet M.Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a GREAT AID to my husband who is very into the ...
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This is a GREAT AID to my husband who is very into the family tree connections and has been for over 20 years.
One person found this helpful
Judy MReviewed in the United States on June 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat TV show
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Great TV show. The people in Season 3 are very interesting too. Love the chase to find ancestors. Thanks. Judy
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NYCLadyReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsI love Skip Gates and his demeanor
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I love Skip Gates and his demeanor. The guests range from governors to athletes, to Pulitzer-winning authors and rappers, and of course, Hollywood elite. Their interactions are always thoughtful and humanizing, and the stories are fascinating.
3 people found this helpful
L.AdamsReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsFamily secrets revealed in DNA
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It's fasinating how DNA can locate relatives and even reveal your actual parent.
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