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Taking a Chance on America

Taking a Chance on America

Taking a Chance on America

Nancy Pelosi learns more about her Grandfathers experience as an immigrant moving to the United States.
Clip S6 E16 Length 01:07 Premiere: 1.12.21

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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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To the Manor Born

Actor Glenn Close and director John Waters find out about ancestors who are as bold and independent as they are.

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Against All Odds

Media personality Andy Cohen and radio journalist Nina Totenberg discover ancestors who were determined to survive.

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No Irish Need Apply

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan.

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The Shirts on Their Backs

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the immigrant roots of actors Tony Shalhoub and Christopher Meloni.

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Write My Name in the Book of Life

Musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons uncover rare first-person accounts of their enslaved ancestors.

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Coming to America - S6 E16

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Breaking the Silences - S6 E15

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Slave Trade - S6 E8

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Science Pioneers - S6 E7

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Secrets & Lies - S6 E6

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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

Coming to America Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1.12.21

Hardworking Grandmother

Clip Length 01:01 Premiere Date 1.12.21

Great Grandmother Sues Oil Company

Clip Length 00:54 Premiere Date 1.12.21

Grandfather's Illegal Journal

Clip Length 01:14 Premiere Date 1.12.21

Political Roots

Clip Length 00:56 Premiere Date 1.12.21

The Posen Family of Craftsmen

Clip Length 01:27 Premiere Date 1.12.21

G.G. Grandfather’s U.S. Citizenship

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 1.12.21

Grandpa's Journey to Bring Kids to the U.S.

Clip Length 01:05 Premiere Date 1.12.21

Taking a Chance on America

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 1.12.21

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

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