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This Land Is My Land

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the black experience — and challenging preconceptions about America’s past.
S6 E4 Length 52:41 Premiere: 1.14.20

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Laughing on the Inside

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On Broadway

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Anchored to the Past

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The New World

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Immigrant Nation - S4 E5

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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

This Land Is My Land Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Queen Latifah Discovers Ancestor’s Emancipation Document

Clip Length 02:20 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Family Roots in U.S Back to 1776

Clip Length 01:29 Premiere Date 1.14.20

A Grandfather's Imagery as a Black Man

Clip Length 01:35 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Taking Strength from Ancestors

Clip Length 01:19 Premiere Date 1.14.20

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

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Escape from Nazi Germany

Clip Length 04:54 Premiere Date 12.20.10

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Clip Length 01:59 Premiere Date 12.20.10

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