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Reporting on the Reporters

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world.
Season 5 Episode 3 Length 52:41 Premiere: 1/22/19

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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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Hard Times

Premiered On: 02/26/2019

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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All in the Family

Premiered On: 04/09/2019

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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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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Secrets & Lies

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Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado, and Amy Ryan discover revelations about their family histories, forever altering how they see themselves.

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Science Pioneers

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

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Season 5 Episodes

All in the Family

S5 E10 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 4/9/19

The Eye of the Beholder

S5 E9 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 4/2/19

Hard Times

S5 E8 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2/26/19

No Laughing Matter

S5 E7 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2/19/19

Roots in Politics

S5 E6 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2/12/19

Freedom Tales

S5 E5 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2/5/19

Dreaming of a New Land

S5 E4 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1/29/19

Reporting on the Reporters

S5 E3 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1/22/19

Mystery Men

S5 E2 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1/15/19

Grandparents and Other Strangers

S5 E1 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1/8/19

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