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Finding Your Roots

Season 8 Official Preview

A new season of Finding Your Roots!

Season 8 Official Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Season 8 Teaser

A new year means new Finding Your Roots! Mark your calendars for Jan 4 at 8/7c.

Season 8 Teaser

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Finding Your Roots

Season 8 Sneak Peek

Take a sneak peek at some of the surprising reveals coming up in Season 8.

Season 8 Sneak Peek

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Where Did We Come From? Preview

Finding Your Roots

Where Did We Come From? Preview

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and André Leon Talley.

Where Did We Come From? Preview

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Erin Burnett Reads Her Great-Grandmother’s Baptism Record

Finding Your Roots

Erin Burnett Reads Her Great-Grandmother’s Baptism Record

Erin Burnett reads the baptism record of her great-grandmother.

Erin Burnett Reads Her Great-Grandmother’s Baptism Record

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Erin Burnett Learns About Her Ancestors’ Rare Divorce

Finding Your Roots

Erin Burnett Learns About Her Ancestors’ Rare Divorce

The divorce of Erin Burnett’s great-great-grandfather from his first wife made headlines.

Erin Burnett Learns About Her Ancestors’ Rare Divorce

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots André Leon Talley Stunned by Ancestor’s Bequeathment

Finding Your Roots

André Leon Talley Stunned by Ancestor’s Bequeathment

André Leon Talley reads a will in which his ancestor was given away as slave property.

André Leon Talley Stunned by Ancestor’s Bequeathment

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots André Leon Talley Grandfather Was Stationed in France

Finding Your Roots

André Leon Talley Grandfather Was Stationed in France

André Leon Talley learns that his grandfather was stationed in France in WWI.

André Leon Talley Grandfather Was Stationed in France

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots André Leon Talley: “Everyone in That Church was a Queen”

Finding Your Roots

André Leon Talley: “Everyone in That Church was a Queen”

André Leon Talley’s fashion muse was none other than his grandmother.

André Leon Talley: “Everyone in That Church was a Queen”

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Amy Carlson Loves Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Meet-Cute

Finding Your Roots

Amy Carlson Loves Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Meet-Cute

Amy Carlson reacts to learning about the adorable way her great-great-grandparents met.

Amy Carlson Loves Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Meet-Cute

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Amy Carlson Admires Her Sixth-Great Grandmother’s Stoicism

Finding Your Roots

Amy Carlson Admires Her Sixth-Great Grandmother’s Stoicism

When Amy Carlson's sixth great-grandfather died in battle, one of his sons replaced him.

Amy Carlson Admires Her Sixth-Great Grandmother’s Stoicism

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots We’re Two Generations Removed From Potential Obliteration

Finding Your Roots

We’re Two Generations Removed From Potential Obliteration

Damon Lindelof reads an account of the atrocities committed by Nazi troops in Bialystok.

We’re Two Generations Removed From Potential Obliteration

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Finding Your Roots

Watchmen Preview

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. greets Regina King and Damon Lindelof.

Watchmen Preview

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Regina King: “This is Pretty Fantastic”

Finding Your Roots

Regina King: “This is Pretty Fantastic”

Regina King sheds tears of joy reading the voter registration card of one of her ancestors

Regina King: “This is Pretty Fantastic”

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Regina King: “Seeing it Written Hits Differently”

Finding Your Roots

Regina King: “Seeing it Written Hits Differently”

Regina King reads a will detailing her ancestor's bequeathment from slaveholder to son.

Regina King: “Seeing it Written Hits Differently”

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Damon Lindelof Learns of the Horrific Fate of Relatives

Finding Your Roots

Damon Lindelof Learns of the Horrific Fate of Relatives

Damon Lindelof learns that Nazis Killed an entire family of his relatives in Poland.

Damon Lindelof Learns of the Horrific Fate of Relatives

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Finding Your Roots

Songs of the Past Preview

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanies Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane.

Songs of the Past Preview

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Nathan Lane’s Grandfather Died in a Workhouse

Finding Your Roots

Nathan Lane’s Grandfather Died in a Workhouse

Nathan Lane gets disturbing news that his great-great-grandfather died in a workhouse.

Nathan Lane’s Grandfather Died in a Workhouse

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Great-Grandfather Comes to America

Finding Your Roots

Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Great-Grandfather Comes to America

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s great-grandfather's name appears on a ship's manifest from 1920.

Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Great-Grandfather Comes to America

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 5th Great-Grandfather Was a Slaveowner

Finding Your Roots

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 5th Great-Grandfather Was a Slaveowner

Leslie Odom, Jr. wrestles with the realization that his 5th great-grandfather owned slaves

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 5th Great-Grandfather Was a Slaveowner

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Leslie Odom, Jr. on How “Hamilton” Changed His Life

Finding Your Roots

Leslie Odom, Jr. on How “Hamilton” Changed His Life

Leslie Odom, Jr. on how colorblind casting in “Hamilton: The Musical” changed Broadway.

Leslie Odom, Jr. on How “Hamilton” Changed His Life

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Leslie Odom, Jr.: His Ancestors Were People, Not Possessions

Finding Your Roots

Leslie Odom, Jr.: His Ancestors Were People, Not Possessions

Leslie Odom, Jr. gets emotional hearing the "dollar value" of his enslaved ancestors.

Leslie Odom, Jr.: His Ancestors Were People, Not Possessions

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Joe Lane Becomes Nathan Lane

Finding Your Roots

Joe Lane Becomes Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane explains how he picked his stage name.

Joe Lane Becomes Nathan Lane

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Lena Waithe Learns the Source of the Name “Waithe”

Finding Your Roots

Lena Waithe Learns the Source of the Name “Waithe”

Lena Waithe reacts to hearing that her surname derives from slave owners in Barbados.

Lena Waithe Learns the Source of the Name “Waithe”

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