Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series African American Lives (2006) through the first season of Finding Your Roots (2012), noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of their family trees. Professor Gates utilizes a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world's leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears.

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Network: United States PBS (2012 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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5x07: No Laughing MatterFeb 19, 2019
5x06: Roots in PoliticsFeb 12, 2019
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