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Fighters

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. sits down with Terry Crews and Tony Danza, both guests who overcame adversity, to discover they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds through sheer force of will.
Season 8 Episode 6 Length 52:11 Premiere: 2/8/22

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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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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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Hard Times

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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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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.

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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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Pioneering scientists Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Harold Varmus learn about their families.

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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

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