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

01:08

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



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The Long Way Home: Lidia Bastianich

00:51

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

The Long Way Home: Azar Nafisi

00:36

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

The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem

00:58

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

The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris

01:18

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

The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros

01:06

Sandra Cisneros unravels her family stories in Finding Your Roots.

Family Reunions: Sean Combs

02:07

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