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Finding Your Roots

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/
Next Airing: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2020 at 3:00 AM on KUED-HD

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Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 cultural trailblazers with fascinating histories. The series ends with an exploration of how science and history can inspire the next generation.

Episodes:

  • Beyond The Pale

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2020 at 3:00 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/21/2020 to 1/20/2024
  • Secrets & Lies

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado and Amy Ryan unearth surprising revelations about their family histories, forever altering how they see themselves.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jan 28th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/28/2020 to 1/27/2024
  • Science Pioneers

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus, three pioneering scientists who've made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world while knowing little about their own ancestry.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 4th, 2020 at 9:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/4/2020 to 2/3/2024
  • Slave Trade

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 11th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/11/2020 to 2/10/2024
  • Italian Roots

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 18th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/18/2020 to 2/17/2024
  • Criminal Kind

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 25th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/25/2020 to 2/24/2024
  • Homecomings

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Sterling K. Brown, comedian Sasheer Zamata and musician Jon Batiste discover the unexpected places their ancestors called home, providing new insight into the people and places that made them who they are today.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/7/2020 to 1/6/2024
  • This Land Is My Land

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the black experience -- and challenging preconceptions about America's past.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/14/2020 to 1/13/2024

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