Criminal Kind

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien—telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels, and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

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.

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Italian Roots

Jimmy Kimmel, Marisa Tomei, and John Turturro meet ancestors who made immense sacrifices.

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Slave Trade

Ava DuVernay, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Questlove discover unexpected family histories.

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Science Pioneers

Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Harold E. Varmus learn their family histories.

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Secrets & Lies

Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado, and Amy Ryan unearth surprising family histories.