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On Broadway

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.
S7 E9 Length 52:11 Premiere: 4.27.21

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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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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.

  • Friday May 7, 2021 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Friday May 7, 2021 11:00 am CT on KET
  • Friday May 7, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday May 7, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 9, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday May 8, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2

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.

  • Friday May 14, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday May 14, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 16, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday May 15, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2

Grandparents and Other Strangers - S5 E1

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.

  • Friday May 21, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday May 21, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 23, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday May 22, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2

Mystery Men - S5 E2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers.

  • Friday May 28, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday May 28, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 30, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday May 29, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2

Reporting on the Reporters - S5 E3

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, and Lisa Ling that their family stories are just as compelling as the news stories they cover.

  • Friday June 4, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday June 4, 2021 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday June 6, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday June 5, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2
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Laughing on the Inside

  • Thursday May 6, 2021 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday May 6, 2021 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday May 4, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday May 4, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET

On Broadway

  • Sunday May 2, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday May 1, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Friday April 30, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Thursday April 29, 2021 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday April 27, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday April 27, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET

Anchored to the Past

  • Sunday April 25, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday April 24, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Friday April 23, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Thursday April 22, 2021 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday April 20, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday April 20, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET

The New World

  • Sunday April 18, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday April 17, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Friday April 16, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Tuesday April 13, 2021 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday April 13, 2021 7:00 pm CT on KET

Immigrant Nation - S4 E5

  • Sunday April 11, 2021 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday April 10, 2021 11:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Friday April 9, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Season 7 Episodes

Laughing on the Inside

S7 E10 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 5.4.21

On Broadway

S7 E9 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 4.27.21

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

On Broadway

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 4.27.21

Mandy Learns He Had Family Members in the Holocaust

Clip Length 02:25 Premiere Date 4.27.21

Audra McDonald Is Related to Sean “Diddy” Combs!

Clip Length 01:18 Premiere Date 4.27.21

Audra Reacts to Seeing Her Ancestors Listed as Property

Clip Length 01:12 Premiere Date 4.27.21

Maternal Third Great Grandparents Freed from Slavery

Clip Length 01:20 Premiere Date 4.27.21

Mandy Explains His Favorite Line in Literature

Clip Length 01:14 Premiere Date 4.27.21

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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