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All Episodes

All in the Family

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the stories of Ty Burrell and Joe Madison.

The Eye of the Beholder

Marina Abramović, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Kehinde Wiley learn their family histories.

Hard Times

Dr. Gates explores the stories of Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloë Sevigny.

No Laughing Matter

Dr. Gates reveals the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

Roots in Politics

The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

Freedom Tales

Dr Gates traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan.

Dreaming of a New Land

Dr. Gates reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.

Reporting on the Reporters

Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling learn their family histories.

Mystery Men

Dr. Gates, brings Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams their family histories.

Grandparents and Other Strangers

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Andy Samberg and George R. R. Martin answer family mysteries.

About Finding Your Roots

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.

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