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Finding Your Roots

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/
Next Airing: Tue, May 17th, 2022 at 7:00 PM 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:

  • Freedom Tales

    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 17th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/5/2019 to 2/4/2023
  • Breaking Silences

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family secrets of journalist Gayle King, director Jordan Peele and comedian Issa Rae, introducing them to ancestors who are both black and white, raising profound questions about their family trees.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 24th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/5/2021 to 1/4/2025
  • Dreaming of a New Land

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 31st, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/29/2019 to 1/28/2023
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Tue, May 31st, 2022 at 8:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:54:29
    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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 14th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:54:29
    Usage rights: 1/14/2020 to 1/13/2024
  • Hard Times

    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny -- three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jun 28th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/26/2019 to 2/25/2023
  • No Laughing Matter

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman that their family tress are filled with people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Gates also reveals to each one news of an unexpected DNA cousin.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/19/2019 to 2/18/2023
  • Reporting on the Reporters

    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/22/2019 to 1/21/2023
  • Watchmen

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides Regina King and Damon Lindelof, the creative forces behind a visionary television series, as they discover that they have more in common than meets the eye.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/12/2022 to 4/11/2026
  • Where Did We Come from?

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and Andre Leon Talley, three guests from diverse backgrounds, as they meet the ancestors who laid the groundwork for their success.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/19/2022 to 4/18/2026

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