All Episodes

Rising From the Ashes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis.

Far from Home

Cyndi Lauper, Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo uncover the stories of their immigrant ancestors

Secret Lives

Comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash discover scandals hidden within their roots.

Salem's Lot

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes Claire Danes and Jeff Daniels on a journey into their roots.

Hidden Kin

We explore Edward Norton and Julia Roberts' roots, revealing their hidden connections.

About Finding Your Roots

For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.

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