Learn about the ancestors of three celebrated Americans who not only share a Jewish heritage but also history of perseverance. Tony Kushner delves into the history of the Holocaust to discover his ancestors’ fate; Carole King confronts the discrimination her ancestors faced in America; and Alan Dershowitz finds out that the first Hassidic synagogue in Brooklyn played a secret role in WWII.

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Finding Your Roots Season Eight

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families. Meet 21 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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WETA | Finding Your Roots
with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

New Episodes: Tuesdays at 8/7c