Finding Your Roots

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.

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Mia Farrow in Maps of Stars


Don't miss Mia Farrow in the Finding Your Roots season three finale!

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The Long Way Home: Lidia Bastianich


Lidia recalls a story her mother told saying good bye to her loved ones.

The Long Way Home: Azar Nafisi


Azar Nafisi encounters a letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson to her father.

The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem


Learn about the pioneering past of Gloria Steinem's family.

The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris


Discover the lineage of Neil Patrick Harris in Finding Your Roots!

The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros


Sandra Cisneros unravels her family stories in Finding Your Roots.

Family Reunions: Sean Combs


Sean Combs learns that his great-great grandfather, whose father was free, was a slave.