Finding Your Roots

Airs October 3, 2017

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.

Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY GATES, JR. Season Three is provided by Ancestry.com, Johnson & Johnson, POM and Ford. Support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep10: Mia Farrow in Maps of Stars

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

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S3 Ep10: Mia Farrow in Maps of Stars

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep9: The Long Way Home: Azar Nafisi

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

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S3 Ep9: The Long Way Home: Azar Nafisi

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep9: The Long Way Home: Lidia Bastianich

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

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S3 Ep9: The Long Way Home: Lidia Bastianich

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots S3 Ep8: The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem

Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep8: The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem

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

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S3 Ep8: The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep8: The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris

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

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S3 Ep8: The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep8: The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros unravels her family stories in Finding Your Roots.

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S3 Ep8: The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep7: Family Reunions: LL Cool J

LL Cool J is united with some of his biological relatives on Finding Your Roots.

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S3 Ep7: Family Reunions: LL Cool J

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep7: Family Reunions: Sean Combs

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

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S3 Ep7: Family Reunions: Sean Combs

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots S4: Finding Your Roots | Season Four Official Trailer

Finding Your Roots

S4: Finding Your Roots | Season Four Official Trailer

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns with a new season on October 3rd!

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S4: Finding Your Roots | Season Four Official Trailer

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots S3 Ep10: Dustin Hoffman in Maps of Stars

Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep10: Dustin Hoffman in Maps of Stars

Uncover the ancestry of Dustin Hoffman in the season three finale of Finding Your Roots.

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S3 Ep10: Dustin Hoffman in Maps of Stars

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep10: Episode Ten Preview: Maps of Stars

Learn how tragic death shaped families of Hollywood legends Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow.

S3 Ep10: Episode Ten Preview: Maps of Stars

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Finding Your Roots

S3 Ep9: Episode Nine Preview: The Long Way Home

Discover the family traditions of Julianna Margulies, Azar Nafisi and Lidia Bastianich.

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S3 Ep9: Episode Nine Preview: The Long Way Home

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