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Finding Your Roots

Both Sides of Slavery


Coming to terms with mixed roots can be surprising and sometimes even painful. Educator Geoffrey Canada visits Franklin County Virginia where, a white man possibly fathered one of his enslaved ancestors more than a century ago.

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Discover the risk-taking ancestors of Richard Branson, Maya Lin and Frank Gehry.


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Tragedy + Time = Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader discover their ancestry in Finding Your Roots.


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In Search of Freedom

Learn about the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans.


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The Irish Factor

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


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Decoding Our Past Through DNA Promo

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


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Jessica Alba's Mexican Roots

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


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David Sedaris' Patriot Ancestor

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


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Tracing Tina Fey's Paternal Line

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


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Episode Six Preview: War Stories

See how military connects families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain.


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Sir Richard Branson on Visionaries

Sir Richard Branson tells Henry Louis Gates, Jr. how his mother inspires him.


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Visionaries: Frank Gehry

Explore the past and legacy of Frank Gehry's family in Finding Your Roots: Season Three.

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Visionaries: Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson learns about his family history and DNA in Finding Your Roots.


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