Finding Your Roots

In Search of Our Fathers

Season 2 Episode 1 | 53m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney B. Vance’s father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born — he died when she was young. Henry Louis Gates solves the mystery of their paternal ancestry and introduces them to relatives they never knew.

Aired: 09/23/14

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: TV-PG

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Finding Your Roots: Season Eight

A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 4, 2022 at 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores fascinating ancestries and family mysteries for an array of notable guests.

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