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Slave Trade

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Slave Trade

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson, and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history—and their own family trees.
S6 E8 Length 52:41 Premiere: 2.11.20

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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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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 July 17, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday July 17, 2020 6:00 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 July 24, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday July 24, 2020 6:00 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 July 31, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday July 31, 2020 6:00 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 August 7, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday August 7, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Dreaming of a New Land - S5 E4

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg, and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia, and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve.

  • Friday August 14, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday August 14, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
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Southern Roots - S4 E9

  • Friday July 10, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Relatives We Never Knew We Had - S4 E8

  • Friday July 3, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Children of the Revolution - S4 E7

  • Friday June 26, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Italian Roots - S6 E9

  • Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday June 24, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

Black Like Me - S4 E6

  • Friday June 19, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday June 19, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Slave Trade - S6 E8

  • Wednesday June 17, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday June 17, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

Immigrant Nation - S4 E5

  • Friday June 12, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Season 6

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

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