DNA Mysteries

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA detective work to solve mysteries in the family trees of actor Téa Leoni, and radio host Joe Madison, introducing each of them to parents and grandparents whose names they’ve never heard before.

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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Flight

S6 Ep14 | 52m 40s

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

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War Stories

S6 Ep13 | 52m 40s

Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, and Kehinde Wiley discover surprising rates.

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Fashion's Roots

S6 Ep11 | 52m 46s

Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles discover surprising roots.

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Criminal Kind

S6 Ep10 | 52m 16s

Laura Linney, Lisa Ling, and Soledad O’Brien discover surprising roots.

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