Finding Your Roots

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of Season 2 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, African American Lives, African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and the first season of Finding Your Roots.
Starring
Aaron SanchezAlan DershowitzAnderson Cooper
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Special InterestDocumentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. In Search of Our Fathers
    September 23, 2014
    53min
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    From PBS - Join Gates to uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney Vance.
  2. 2. Born Champions
    September 30, 2014
    53min
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    From PBS - Examine the ancestral origins of athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.
  3. 3. Our American Storytellers
    October 7, 2014
    53min
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    From PBS - Learn how the lives of forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith intersected.
  4. 4. The Melting Pot
    October 21, 2014
    53min
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    From PBS - Meet three chefs, Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai and Aaron Sanchez, who cook the food of their ancestors.
  5. 5. We Come From People
    October 28, 2014
    53min
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    From PBS - Trace the roots of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett into the heart of slavery.
  6. 6. Our People, Our Traditions
    November 4, 2014
    53min
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    From PBS - Three celebrated Americans who share not only a Jewish heritage but also a history of perseverance in the face of withering opposition.
  7. 7. The British Invasion
    November 11, 2014
    52min
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    From PBS - Three guests whose ancestry demonstrates the extraordinary influence of the British Empire during the 18th and early 19th century.
  8. 8. Ancient Roots
    November 18, 2014
    52min
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    From PBS - Ancient Roots traces the family history of three quintessential voices in American life.
  9. 9. Decoding Out Past
    November 25, 2014
    52min
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    From PBS - Deval Patrick is the first African American Governor of Massachusetts, and Jessica Alba is an actress who proudly embraces her Mexican American heritage. But cutting edge DNA analysis reveals that their family trees in fact contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races.
  10. 10. Roots of Freedom
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    October 14, 2014
    53min
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    Three guests whose families have been engaged in the battle for freedom and civil rights but who had no idea those principles were passed down through generations of ancestors. Featuring Ben Affleck, Benjamin Jealous, and Khandi Alexander.

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5.0 out of 5 stars My father and my son
By Barbara F. Markham on May 1, 2015
I love this program! I have been on my own journey to discover my family. At 55, this past year, I discovered my paternity was not what had been told. I launched an exhaustive search and was fortunate to find some surviving family members, as my biological father passed in 1997. Without the DNA testing available through Ancestry.com, I would have never known. This program bring life to this subject, and Henry Louis Gates does an extraordinary job at bringing perspective to what struggles and triumphs ancestors experienced. I feel very personally connected to these stories. Please keep the stories coming!
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