Episode 6: Roots in Politics

Premiered February 12, 2019

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the diverse family histories of politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard and Marco Rubio. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors’ stories. 

The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.
Tulsi Gabbard | Lava Spreads Over Savai’i

Tulsi Gabbard | Lava Spreads Over Savai’i

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Tulsi Gabbard.

Paul Ryan | Jewish Roots

Paul Ryan | Jewish Roots

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Paul Ryan.

Marco Rubio | Native American Connection

Marco Rubio | Native American Connection

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Marco Rubio.

More About The Guests Featured In This Episode

Season 5 Finding Your Roots

 

Season 5 

Discover the surprising ancestral stories of 25 fascinating guests, including Marisa Tomei, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny, Kal Penn, George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe Madison, Lisa Ling, Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan and more in season five of Finding Your Roots. Learn more here.

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