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Finding Your Roots

The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.


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Catch up with Season 3 of Finding Your Roots below!

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Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. Season Three is provided by Ancestry.com, Johnson & Johnson, POM and Ford. Support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

Finding Your Roots

The Irish Factor

Aired: 2016-01-13 01:00:00 52:40 Expires: 02/11/16 Rating: NR

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times.

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See Maya Lin on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Julianna Margulies learns about the origins of her last name on Finding Your Roots.
Sean Combs learns that his great-great grandfather, whose father was free, was a slave.