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John Legend and Wanda Sykes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes. Watch the full Finding Your Roots episode. Continue reading …

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Wanda Sykes on Her Early Stand-Up

Comedian Wanda Sykes recalls a poorly-received stand-up routine early on in her career. Watch video from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continue reading …

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Wanda Sykes

    Wanda Sykes has been called “one of the funniest stand up comics” by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America.  Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas. Sykes … Continue reading …

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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