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Finding Your Roots

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/
Next Airing: Mon, Aug 15th, 2022 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:

  • The Eye of the Beholder

    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G. Inarritu, iconoclastic performance artist Marina Abramovic and painter Kehinde Wiley. These visionary artists find their identities challenged -- and affirmed.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 15th, 2022 at 3:00 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2023
  • Fashion's Roots

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 23rd, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2020 to 10/12/2024
  • 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, Aug 30th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/25/2020 to 2/24/2024
  • 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, Sep 6th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/11/2020 to 2/10/2024
  • 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: Tue, Sep 13th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/21/2020 to 1/20/2024
  • Hidden in the Genes

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels solve family mysteries through DNA detective work, illuminating both history and their own identities.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 27th, 2022 at 7:00 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/4/2022 to 1/3/2026
  • All in the Family

    Radio host Joe Madison receives startling family news, and series host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. learns his own DNA story. Also features the "Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings" STEM Camp, with science and history inspiring the next generation.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 4/9/2019 to 4/8/2023
  • Grandparents and Other Strangers

    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/8/2019 to 1/7/2023
  • 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.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/26/2019 to 2/25/2023
  • Italian Roots

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/18/2020 to 2/17/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 2/4/2020 to 2/3/2024
  • 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.

    Length: 00:56:46
    Usage rights: 1/28/2020 to 1/27/2024

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