Secrets encoded in their genomes challenge these guests’ ideas about their families’ histories and their identities today. This episode features Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett, Governor Deval Patrick and more.
Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris, three quintessential voices in American life, descend from ancestors that were part of the wave of Greek immigrants that flooded America’s shores in the early decades of the 20th century.
Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting’s ancestry demonstrates the extraordinary influence of the British Empire during the 18th and early 19th century.
Three celebrated Americans, Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner, share not only a Jewish heritage but also a history of perseverance in the face of withering opposition.
Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas’ familial roots run back into the heart of slavery, revealing there is no single narrative and challenging our preconceptions of an era that has profoundly shaped our nations sense of itself.
Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez and Ming Tsai, three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors, discover family members who have shaped their lives — and America’s cuisine.