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The New World

The New World

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa who thrived in North America long before the birth of the United States.
S7 E7 Length 52:11 Premiere: 4.13.21

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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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The New World

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa.

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Anchored to the Past

Journalists Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon were able to overcome biases in their careers, drawing parallels to relatives who met profound challenges of their own.

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On Broadway

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin.

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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 find humor in adversity.

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Funny Business - S4 E10

Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and Maya Rudolph take a serious look at their family trees, learning contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, hardship, and success all over the globe.

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Immigrant Nation - S4 E5

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The Vanguard - S4 E4

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Freedom Tales - S5 E5

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Puritans and Pioneers - S4 E3

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Unfamiliar Kin - S4 E2

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Reporting on the Reporters - S5 E3

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Season 7 Episodes

Anchored to the Past

S7 E8 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 4.20.21

The New World

S7 E7 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 4.13.21

Country Roots

S7 E6 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2.23.21

Write My Name in the Book of Life

S7 E5 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 2.16.21

The Shirts on Their Backs

S7 E4 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 2.9.21

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

The New World Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 4.13.21

Learning About Antonio

Clip Length 01:16 Premiere Date 4.13.21

Maria’s 11th Great-Grandfather

Clip Length 02:23 Premiere Date 4.13.21

Imprisoned Puritan Great-Grandfather

Clip Length 01:28 Premiere Date 4.13.21

Fleeing from the Dominican Republic

Clip Length 01:54 Premiere Date 4.13.21

John Lithgow’s Ongoing Cousin Reveal

Clip Length 01:01 Premiere Date 4.13.21

Season 7 Official Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1.19.21

Season 7 Inside Look

Preview Length 02:00 Premiere Date 1.19.21

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Escape from Nazi Germany

Clip Length 04:54 Premiere Date 12.20.10

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Clip Length 01:59 Premiere Date 12.20.10

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