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Laughing on the Inside

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides comedians Lewis Black and Roy Wood, Jr. with accounts of hardship in their family trees which may have led them to each find humor in adversity.
S7 E10 Length 52:11 Premiere: 5.4.21

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Finding Your Roots

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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Puritans and Pioneers - S4 E3

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.

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Freedom Tales - S5 E5

Actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan discover stories that challenge assumptions about Black history.

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The Vanguard - S4 E4

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors into the greater context of Black history.

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Hard Times - S5 E8

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.

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Homecomings - S6 E3

Sterling K. Brown, Sasheer Zamata, and Jon Batiste discover the places their ancestors called home, providing new insight into the people and places that made them who they are today.

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Laughing on the Inside

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On Broadway

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Anchored to the Past

S7 E8 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 4.20.21

The New World

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Country Roots

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Write My Name in the Book of Life

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The Shirts on Their Backs

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No Irish Need Apply

S7 E3 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 2.2.21

Against All Odds

S7 E2 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 1.26.21

To the Manor Born

S7 E1 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1.19.21

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