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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series African American Lives through the first season of Finding Your Roots, 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.

Show Info

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

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Recent discussions

KitKimes posted 4 years ago

It irritates me a little bit that they call these new episodes when the people are actually recycled from earlier episodes.

KitKimes posted 5 years ago

If Valerie Jarrett was supposed to be in this episode, she wasn't.

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