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Things We Don't Discuss

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. works with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, two guests whose family trees were obscured by scandals, to discover the truth about their ancestors.
Season 8 Episode 4 Length 52:11 Premiere: 1/25/22

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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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Season 8 Episodes

Where Did We Come From?

S8 E10 Length 52:16 Premiere Date 4/19/22

Watchmen

S8 E9 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 4/12/22

Songs of the Past

S8 E8 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2/22/22

Forgotten Journeys

S8 E7 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2/15/22

Fighters

S8 E6 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 2/8/22

Mexican Roots

S8 E5 Length 52:16 Premiere Date 2/1/22

Things We Don't Discuss

S8 E4 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Children of Exile

S8 E3 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/4/22

Activist Roots

S8 E2 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/11/22

Hidden in the Genes

S8 E1 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1/4/22

Things We Don't Discuss Preview

Preview Length 00:32 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Kathryn Hahn is DNA Cousins with Regina King

Clip Length 01:00 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Kathryn Hahn Gets to the Bottom of a Family Scandal

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Kathryn Hahn 3rd Great-Grandfather’s “New Family”

Clip Length 01:27 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Pamela Adlon's Great-Great-Grandfather Was a Rabbi

Clip Length 01:11 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Kathryn Hahn Reads Her Third Great-Grandfather's Obit

Clip Length 01:19 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Pamela Adlon's DNA Cousin is Meryl Streep

Clip Length 01:05 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Pamela Adlon Has an Aunt She Didn’t Know Existed

Clip Length 01:19 Premiere Date 1/25/22

Pamela Adlon Knows The Importance of Knowing Your Roots

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Season 8 Official Preview

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Season 8 Sneak Peek

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