Where Did We Come From?
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and André Leon Talley, three guests from diverse backgrounds, as they meet the ancestors who 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.
Finding Your Roots Episodes
S8 Ep9 | 52m 11s
Regina King and Damon Lindelof discover that they have more in common than meets the eye.
S8 Ep8 | 52m 11s
Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane meet a cast of inspiring ancestors.
S8 Ep7 | 52m 11s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace their ancestral paths.
S8 Ep6 | 52m 11s
Terry Crews and Tony Danza find they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds.
S8 Ep5 | 52m 16s
Mario Lopez and Melissa Villaseñor look at The Mexican-American experience.
S8 Ep4 | 52m 11s
Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn discover the truth about their scandal-plagued ancestors.
S8 Ep2 | 52m 11s
The family history of Brittany Packnett Cunningham & Anita Hill.
S8 Ep3 | 52m 11s
Retracing the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raúl Esparza.
S8 Ep1 | 52m 11s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family history of Rebecca Hall & Lee Daniels
Finding Your Roots Extras
S8 Ep10 | 55s
André Leon Talley reads a will in which his ancestor was given away as slave property.
S8 Ep10 | 36s
When Amy Carlson's sixth great-grandfather died in battle, one of his sons replaced him.
S8 Ep10 | 1m 42s
André Leon Talley learns that his grandfather was stationed in France in WWI.
S8 Ep10 | 56s
André Leon Talley’s fashion muse was none other than his grandmother.
S8 Ep10 | 1m 27s
The divorce of Erin Burnett’s great-great-grandfather from his first wife made headlines.
S8 Ep10 | 42s
Amy Carlson reacts to learning about the adorable way her great-great-grandparents met.
S8 Ep10 | 1m 14s
Erin Burnett reads the baptism record of her great-grandmother.
S8 Ep10 | 32s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and André Leon Talley.
S8 Ep9 | 1m 20s
Regina King reads a will detailing her ancestor's bequeathment from slaveholder to son.
S8 Ep9 | 1m 32s
Damon Lindelof reads an account of the atrocities committed by Nazi troops in Bialystok.
S8 Ep9 | 2m 7s
Damon Lindelof learns that Nazis Killed an entire family of his relatives in Poland.
S8 Ep9 | 1m 20s
Regina King sheds tears of joy reading the voter registration card of one of her ancestors
S8 Ep9 | 32s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. greets Regina King and Damon Lindelof.
S8 Ep8 | 1m 38s
Leslie Odom, Jr. gets emotional hearing the "dollar value" of his enslaved ancestors.
S8 Ep8 | 1m 11s
Nathan Lane explains how he picked his stage name.
S8 Ep8 | 1m 14s
Leslie Odom, Jr. wrestles with the realization that his 5th great-grandfather owned slaves
S8 Ep8 | 1m 6s
Leslie Odom, Jr. on how colorblind casting in “Hamilton: The Musical” changed Broadway.
S8 Ep8 | 1m 29s
Leslie Odom, Jr.'s great-grandfather's name appears on a ship's manifest from 1920.
S8 Ep8 | 51s
Nathan Lane gets disturbing news that his great-great-grandfather died in a workhouse.
S8 Ep8 | 32s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanies Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane.