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Family Vengeance

Family Vengeance

As the inheritor of her ancestor's experiences, Diane von Furstenberg shares an aspect of herself that may have resulted from all that her family endured.
Clip Season 6 Episode 11 Length 01:07 Premiere: 10/13/20

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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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Breaking the Silences

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Explore the family secrets of journalist Gayle King, director Jordan Peele, and comedian Issa Rae.

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Dreaming of a New Land

Premiered On: 01/29/2019

Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg, and Kal Penn learn about their immigrant ancestors' challenges as they traveled to America from Italy, Russia and India.

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Grandparents and Other Strangers

Premiered On: 01/08/2019

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.

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

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This Land is My Land

Premiered On: 01/14/2020

Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the Black experience and challenging preconceptions about America's past.

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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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Breaking the Silences - S6 E15

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No Laughing Matter - S5 E7

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Where Did We Come From? - S8 E10

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Season 6 Episodes

Coming to America

S6 E16 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 1/12/21

Breaking Silences

S6 E15 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 1/5/21

Flight

S6 E14 Length 52:40 Premiere Date 11/17/20

War Stories

S6 E13 Length 52:40 Premiere Date 11/10/20

DNA Mysteries

S6 E12 Length 52:45 Premiere Date 10/20/20

Fashion's Roots

S6 E11 Length 52:46 Premiere Date 10/13/20

Criminal Kind

S6 E10 Length 52:16 Premiere Date 2/25/20

Italian Roots

S6 E9 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2/18/20

Slave Trade

S6 E8 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2/11/20

Science Pioneers

S6 E7 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2/4/20

Secrets & Lies

S6 E6 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/28/20

Beyond the Pale

S6 E5 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1/21/20

This Land Is My Land

S6 E4 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1/14/20

Homecomings

S6 E3 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1/7/20

Off the Farm

S6 E2 Length 52:36 Premiere Date 10/15/19

Hollywood Royalty

S6 E1 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 10/8/19

Fashion's Roots Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10/13/20

Becoming A Public Figure

Clip Length 01:49 Premiere Date 10/13/20

From Cuba to Newark in Winter

Clip Length 00:51 Premiere Date 10/13/20

RuPaul Discovers a Surprise Cousin

Clip Length 01:49 Premiere Date 10/13/20

RuPaul Discovers His Great-Grandparents' Marriage Record

Clip Length 01:29 Premiere Date 10/13/20

Diane von Furstenberg Mother's Life Saved in Auschwitz

Clip Length 02:48 Premiere Date 10/13/20

Family Vengeance

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 10/13/20

Season 6 Preview

Preview Length 03:09 Premiere Date 10/8/19

Season 6 Is Back!

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 12/31/19

New Finding Your Roots Episodes Return This Fall

Preview Length 03:01 Premiere Date 8/5/20

We’re Back! New Finding Your Roots

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10/13/20

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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