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Anita Hill Learns Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Identities

Anita Hill Learns Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Identities

“I can’t explain it. It really just goes to something deep inside me that feels like I’m connected.” Anita Hill meets her great-great grandparents who were listed in the 1870 census living in Bowie County, Texas for the first time.
Clip Season 8 Episode 2 Length 01:22 Premiere: 1/11/22

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FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Eight is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Eight is provided by Ancestry and Johnson & Johnson. Support is also provided by Ford Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and by The Inkwell Society and its members Candace King Weir; Lloyd Carney Foundation; Jim and Susan Swartz; Sheryl Sandberg and Tom Bernthal; Anne Wojcicki; Hayward and Kathy Draper; and Nicole Commissiong and Darnell Armstrong. Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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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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Season 8 Episodes

Where Did We Come From?

S8 E10 Length 52:16 Premiere Date 4/19/22

Watchmen

S8 E9 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 4/12/22

Songs of the Past

S8 E8 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2/22/22

Forgotten Journeys

S8 E7 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2/15/22

Fighters

S8 E6 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2/8/22

Mexican Roots

S8 E5 Length 52:16 Premiere Date 2/1/22

Things We Don't Discuss

S8 E4 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Children of Exile

S8 E3 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/4/22

Activist Roots

S8 E2 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/11/22

Hidden in the Genes

S8 E1 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/4/22

Activist Roots Preview

Preview Length 00:32 Premiere Date 1/11/22

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Meets Her Great-Grandparents

Clip Length 00:55 Premiere Date 1/11/22

Anita Hill Wins “The Genealogical Jackpot”

Clip Length 01:13 Premiere Date 1/11/22

Anita Hill Unpacks Her Optimism and Humble Beginnings

Clip Length 01:17 Premiere Date 1/11/22

Season 8 Official Preview

Preview Length 03:07 Premiere Date 1/4/22

Season 8 Sneak Peek

Preview Length 02:00 Premiere Date 12/7/21

Season 8 Teaser

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 12/14/21

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

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