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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Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Five is provided by Ancestry, Johnson & Johnson and AT&T. Major support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Lloyd Carney Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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Seth Meyers | Meet Mejer Trakianski

00:29

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Seth Meyers.



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Paul Ryan | Jewish Roots

01:21

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Paul Ryan.

Marco Rubio | Native American Connection

01:00

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Marco Rubio.

Tulsi Gabbard | Lava Spreads Over Savai’i

01:42

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Tulsi Gabbard.

S. Epatha Merkerson | Ancestors Who Endured

02:47

Dr. Gates traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson.

Michael Strahan | Related to Royalty

01:24

Dr. Gates traces the family history of Michael Strahan.

Kal Penn | Where Are You From?

01:18

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the family history of Kal Penn.