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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the hit PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." Enjoy a preview of the exciting second season of "Finding Your Roots," premiering September 23, 2014.

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  • Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi

    Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi.

    Air Date: 4/15/2012Length: 51:09
    Pastor Rick Warren with Henry Louis Gates FeaturedFULL EPISODE Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi
  • Not Just Part of My DNA

    Korean-American Rabbi Angela Buchdahl describes the moment when she realized she wanted to become a rabbi.

    Air Date: 4/15/2012Length: 01:12
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  • The Growth of Islam in America

    Forty-four years after his father arrived in Houston as one of a handful of Muslims, Sheikh Yasir Quadhi returned to the city to lead a congregation of 30,000 in Eid prayer.

    Air Date: 4/15/2012Length: 00:43
    Sheikh Yasir Qadhi with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.VIDEO CLIP The Growth of Islam in America
  • Calvinist Props

    Pastor Rick Warren learns that his ancestor served as a deacon in an American church established in the 17th century.

    Air Date: 4/15/2012Length: 01:21
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  • Quakers in Early America

    Kevin Bacon's Quaker ancestor immigrated to America to freely practice his religion.

    Air Date: 4/8/2012Length: 00:01:23
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  • Not a Dumb Critter

    Kyra Sedgwick learns the interactions between her ancestor and a slave named Mumbet.

    Air Date: 4/8/2012Length: 00:01:50
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  • Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

    Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of real-life married Hollywood couple actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Watch the full episode.

    Air Date: 4/8/2012Length: 51:11
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  • Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada

    Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada.

    Air Date: 4/1/2012Length: 51:10
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  • Both Sides of Slavery

    Educator Geoffrey Canada visits Franklin County Virginia where, a white man possibly fathered one of his enslaved ancestors more than a century ago.

    Air Date: 4/1/2012Length: 01:41
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  • John Lewis and Cory Booker

    The ancestral pasts of two inspiring political leaders: Georgia Congressman John Lewis and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

    Air Date: 3/25/2012Length: 51:00
    John Lewis and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.FULL EPISODE John Lewis and Cory Booker
  • Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks at the family histories of Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.

    Air Date: 3/25/2012Length: 51:08
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  • A Fireman on the Southern Railroad

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker learns about his early 20th-century ancestors and the origin of the Booker family name.

    Air Date: 3/25/2012Length: 01:48
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  • Fighting for Change in America

    U.S. Representative John Lewis recounts his first meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. that sparked his involvement in the American Civil Rights Movement.

    Air Date: 3/25/2012Length: 02:17
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  • Finding Your Roots Extended Preview

    The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new Finding Your Roots. Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Air Date: 03/25/2012Length: 04:57
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  • Musical Royalty

    Branford Marsalis discusses his relative, Wellman Braud, a pioneering jazz bassist who played with jazz greats like Duke Ellington.

    Air Date: 3/25/2012Length: 01:27
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  • The Rattlesnake

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. tells Harry Connick, Jr. about his previously unknown fifth great grandfather, an infamous 18th-century American privateer.

    Air Date: 3/25/2012Length: 01:36
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  • Finding Your Roots Preview

    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.

    Air Date: 3/25/2012Length: 00:33
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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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