Finding Your Roots

 The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of this hit series from PBS with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers along for the journey with a celebrity pair bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, while he treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises of their family trees and shares life-altering discoveries. Each hour-long episode includes profiles of famous people like John Legend, Sanjay Gupta and Condoleeza Rice, and you are taken to location with leading US genealogists, DNA diagnosticians, and ancestry experts from around the world as Gates and his production team reveal unknown histories and relatives the guests never knew existed. Finding Your Roots aims to address the basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from.

Season 2 of Finding Your Roots is Coming to PBS September 23, 2014. Watch a preview below.

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A sneak peek at the brand new season of "Finding Your Roots" with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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Finding Your Roots | Season 1

Three Degrees of Separation: Genetic Connectivity

It may take far less than six degrees of separation to connect us.

John Legend and Wanda Sykes

Finding Your Roots | Season 1

John Legend and Wanda Sykes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of John Legend and Wanda Sykes.

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