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Finding Your Roots

Suing for Freedom


Henry Louis Gates, Jr. talks with friend Margarett Cooper about her remarkable ancestry, and learns about her great, great, great grandmother, a female slave who sued her master for her own freedom.

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War Stories

Watch episode six, "War Stories" with Patricia Arquette, John McCain, Julianne Moore.


Finding Your Roots


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.


Finding Your Roots

In Search of Freedom

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


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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.


Finding Your Roots

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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John McCain in War Stories

John McCain traces his ancestry in Finding Your Roots, "War Stories."


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Julianne Moore in War Stories

Preview Julianne Moore in "War Stories," episode six of Finding Your Roots.


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Patricia Arquette in War Stories

Learn about the history and legacy of Patricia Arquette's family in Finding Your Roots.


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