The New World
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa who thrived in North America long before the birth of the United States.
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
S7 Ep6 | 52m 11s
Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the diverse backgrounds of Clint Black and Rosanne Cash.
S7 Ep5 | 52m 10s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.
S7 Ep4 | 52m 10s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the immigrant roots of actors Tony Shalhoub and Christopher
S7 Ep3 | 52m 10s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan.
S7 Ep2 | 52m 10s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Andy Cohen and Nina Totenberg.
S7 Ep1 | 52m 11s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages that claim Glenn Close and John Waters.
Finding Your Roots Extras
S7 Ep8 | 30s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages of Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon.
S7 Ep7 | 1m 1s
John Lithgow learns that he is distant cousins with Clint Eastwood and other celebrities.
S7 Ep7 | 1m 54s
John Lithgow finds out that his great great grandfather was on the front line of the war.
S7 Ep7 | 2m 23s
Maria Hinojosa discovers that she is the 11th great-granddaughter of a conquistador.
S7 Ep7 | 1m 16s
Maria Hinojosa discovers that her great-great grandfather was an investor in railways.
S7 Ep7 | 55s
John Lithgow and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. are DNA cousins!
S7 Ep7 | 1m 28s
John Lithgow learns that his great-grandfather was arrested for his religious beliefs.
S7 Ep7 | 30s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of John Lithgow and Maria Hinojosa.
S7 Ep6 | 55s
Rosanne Cash discovers that she is DNA cousins with Angela Bassett.
S7 Ep6 | 1m 27s
Rosanne Cash discovers that she has African American ancestry.
S7 Ep6 | 1m 12s
Rosanne Cash opens up about how her father, Johnny Cash, was an amateur genealogist.
S7 Ep6 | 1m 14s
Clint Black discovers that he is 1% Sub-Saharan African.
S7 Ep6 | 1m 14s
Clint Black finds out he is a descendent of a Revolutionary War hero.
S7 Ep6 | 50s
Clint Black discovers the truth behind his great-grandfather's immigration.
S7 Ep6 | 34s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the backgrounds of musicians Clint Black and Rosanne Cash.
S7 Ep5 | 47s
Pharrell Williams discusses the power behind his popular song, “Happy.”
S7 Ep5 | 1m 1s
Pharrell Williams learns of the dark history behind his surname.
S7 Ep5 | 45s
Pharrell Williams opens up about the impact of learning about his family tree.
S7 Ep5 | 56s
Kasi Lemmons opens up about her reasoning behind her chosen projects.
S7 Ep5 | 59s
Kasi Lemmons learns that she is DNA cousins with Kevin Bacon.