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Téa Leoni Discovers Her Biological Grandmother

Téa Leoni Discovers Her Biological Grandmother

Téa Leoni discovers who an unknown biological grandmother is, solving a question she has had her whole life.
Clip Season 6 Episode 12 Length 01:01 Premiere: 10/20/20

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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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