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Finding Your Roots

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Finding Your Roots: Season Three Preview: Donna Brazile

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots: Season Three Preview: Donna Brazile

Watch a clip of Finding Your Roots, episode one, with guest Donna Brazile.

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Finding Your Roots: Season Three Preview: Donna Brazile

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Alan Dershowitz's Lifesaving Family Synagogue

Finding Your Roots

Alan Dershowitz's Lifesaving Family Synagogue

Alan Dershowitz discovers the crucial role his family's synagogue played during WWII.

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Alan Dershowitz's Lifesaving Family Synagogue

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Decoding Our Past Through DNA Promo

Finding Your Roots

Decoding Our Past Through DNA Promo

Secrets encoded in their genomes challenge guests’ ideas about their family histories.

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Decoding Our Past Through DNA Promo

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Jessica Alba's Mexican Roots

Finding Your Roots

Jessica Alba's Mexican Roots

Jessica Alba learns more about her Mexican-American family's immigration experience.

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Jessica Alba's Mexican Roots

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Unlocking Deval Patrick's Past with Autosomal DNA

Finding Your Roots

Unlocking Deval Patrick's Past with Autosomal DNA

Expert CeCe Moore uses Autosomal DNA analysis to trace Deval Patrick's family history.

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Unlocking Deval Patrick's Past with Autosomal DNA

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots David Sedaris' Patriot Ancestor

Finding Your Roots

David Sedaris' Patriot Ancestor

David Sedaris discovers his maternal 4th Great-Grandfather, a Revolutionary War soldier.

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David Sedaris' Patriot Ancestor

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots George Stephanopoulos' Heroic Ancestors

Finding Your Roots

George Stephanopoulos' Heroic Ancestors

George Stephanopoulos learns that his Great-Grandfather resisted Nazi occupation in WW2.

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George Stephanopoulos' Heroic Ancestors

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Tracing Tina Fey's Paternal Line

Finding Your Roots

Tracing Tina Fey's Paternal Line

Tina Fey discovers her 5th Great-Grandfather, once an esteemed guest of Ben Franklin.

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Tracing Tina Fey's Paternal Line

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Ancient Roots Promo

Finding Your Roots

Ancient Roots Promo

Explores the family histories of three influential Greek-American personalities.

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Ancient Roots Promo

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Deepak Chopra's Ancestral Pilgrimage

Finding Your Roots

Deepak Chopra's Ancestral Pilgrimage

Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to the Ganges River, uncovering details about Chopra's past.

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Deepak Chopra's Ancestral Pilgrimage

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Sally Field's Loyalist Ancestor

Finding Your Roots

Sally Field's Loyalist Ancestor

Sally Field meets her devoted Tory ancestors, loyal throughout the Revolutionary War.

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Sally Field's Loyalist Ancestor

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Key to Sting's Ancestral Journey

Finding Your Roots

The Key to Sting's Ancestral Journey

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the immigrant plight of Sting's 3rd Great-Grandfather.

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The Key to Sting's Ancestral Journey

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Carole King's Ancestral Immigration Story

Finding Your Roots

Carole King's Ancestral Immigration Story

Thanks to a mysterious helper, Carole King's Polish grandparents gained entry to the US.

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Carole King's Ancestral Immigration Story

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Tony Kushner's Mysterious Brooklyn Roots

Finding Your Roots

Tony Kushner's Mysterious Brooklyn Roots

Tony Kushner learns that his Great-Grandmother immigrated from Russia to Brooklyn.

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Tony Kushner's Mysterious Brooklyn Roots

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Angela Bassett's Emancipated Ancestors

Finding Your Roots

Angela Bassett's Emancipated Ancestors

Angela Bassett follows her ancestors' journey from slavery through emancipation.

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Angela Bassett's Emancipated Ancestors

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Nas' Enslaved Roots: "A Receipt for a Human Being"

Finding Your Roots

Nas' Enslaved Roots: "A Receipt for a Human Being"

Nas encounters his 3rd Great-Grandmother's Bill of Sale, a devastatingly telling document.

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Nas' Enslaved Roots: "A Receipt for a Human Being"

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Valerie Jarrett's Groundbreaking Great-Grandfather

Finding Your Roots

Valerie Jarrett's Groundbreaking Great-Grandfather

Valerie Jarrett digs into the family history of her legendary Great-Grandfather.

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Valerie Jarrett's Groundbreaking Great-Grandfather

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Aarón Sánchez's Revolutionary Roots

Finding Your Roots

Aarón Sánchez's Revolutionary Roots

Aarón Sánchez learns that his family immigrated to the US because of the revolution.

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Aarón Sánchez's Revolutionary Roots

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Ming Tsai's Ancestral Homeland

Finding Your Roots

Ming Tsai's Ancestral Homeland

Professor Gates' team visited China to confirm the Ming Tsai family genealogy.

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Ming Tsai's Ancestral Homeland

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Tom Colicchio's Ideal Family Dinner

Finding Your Roots

Tom Colicchio's Ideal Family Dinner

Tom Colicchio meets his Italian ancestors.

Tom Colicchio's Ideal Family Dinner

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Finding Your Roots

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals that Mike Nichols' is indeed related to Albert Einstein.

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FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Khandi Alexander's Family Tragedy

Finding Your Roots

Khandi Alexander's Family Tragedy

Khandi Alexander's ambitious Grandfather met a tragic end.

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Khandi Alexander's Family Tragedy

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots The Jealous Family Freedom Papers

Finding Your Roots

The Jealous Family Freedom Papers

Benjamin Jealous discovers his family's first freed ancestor.

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The Jealous Family Freedom Papers

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Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Anderson Cooper's Civil War Era Surprise

Finding Your Roots

Anderson Cooper's Civil War Era Surprise

Anderson Cooper learns a surprising fact about his Civil War era ancestors.

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Anderson Cooper's Civil War Era Surprise

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