Amanpour and Company

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the Importance of Genealogy

Clip: 01/16/2020 | 17m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has explored the ancestry of dozens of people from diverse backgrounds on his show Finding Your Roots, including Christiane’s in 2019. Now in its sixth season, the show features guests like Jeff Goldblum, RuPaul, and Queen Latifah. Gates believes family tapestries can offer a sense of stability and joins Walter Isaacson to discuss what he's learned about race and identity.

Aired: 01/16/20

Rating: NR

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PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched Amanpour and Company in September 2018. The series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on issues impacting the world each day, from politics, business, technology and arts, to science and sports.

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