To the Manor Born

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the privileged lineages that claim actor Glenn Close and director John Waters as descendants, introducing ancestors who are as bold and independent as they are.

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.

Finding Your Roots Episodes

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To the Manor Born

S7 Ep1 | 52m 11s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Glenn Close and John Waters.

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Coming to America

S6 Ep16 | 52m 10s

Nancy Pelosi, Norah O’Donnell, and Zac Posen discover surprising roots.

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Breaking Silences

S6 Ep15 | 52m 10s

Gayle King, Jordan Peele, and Issa Rae discover surprising roots.

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Flight

S6 Ep14 | 52m 40s

Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, and Lidia Bastianich discover surprising roots.

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