Finding Your Roots

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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. Professor Gates utilizes a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world’s leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears.

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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Episodes 1

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Irish Factor

Finding Your Roots

The Irish Factor

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times.

52:40

The Irish Factor

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Clips 127

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Mia Farrow in Maps of Stars

Finding Your Roots

Mia Farrow in Maps of Stars

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

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Mia Farrow in Maps of Stars

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Long Way Home: Azar Nafisi

Finding Your Roots

The Long Way Home: Azar Nafisi

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

0:36

The Long Way Home: Azar Nafisi

0:36

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Long Way Home: Lidia Bastianich

Finding Your Roots

The Long Way Home: Lidia Bastianich

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

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The Long Way Home: Lidia Bastianich

0:51

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem

Finding Your Roots

The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem

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

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The Pioneers: Gloria Steinem

0:58

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris

Finding Your Roots

The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris

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

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The Pioneers: Neil Patrick Harris

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros

Finding Your Roots

The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros unravels her family stories in Finding Your Roots.

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The Pioneers: Sandra Cisneros

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Family Reunions: LL Cool J

Finding Your Roots

Family Reunions: LL Cool J

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

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Family Reunions: LL Cool J

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Family Reunions: Sean Combs

Finding Your Roots

Family Reunions: Sean Combs

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

2:07

Family Reunions: Sean Combs

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Previews 20

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

Finding Your Roots

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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Dustin Hoffman in Maps of Stars

0:25

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Finding Your Roots

Episode Ten Preview: Maps of Stars

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

Episode Ten Preview: Maps of Stars

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Finding Your Roots

Episode Nine Preview: The Long Way Home

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

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Episode Nine Preview: The Long Way Home

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Long Way Home: Julianna Margulies

Finding Your Roots

The Long Way Home: Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies learns about the origins of her last name on Finding Your Roots.

The Long Way Home: Julianna Margulies

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