Finding Your Roots
Presented and written by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., and based on the formats of "African American Lives" and "Faces of America," this series journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and American history.
The Irish Factor (#302H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots.
Tragedy + Time = Comedy (#304H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America's funniest men-Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader-as they learn how comedy truly has its place in all aspects of life.
In Search of Freedom (#303H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
Learn how the ancestors of Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans struggled for freedom, and how each of these cultural trailblazers gains a new understanding of how they fit into this proud trajectory.
Visionaries (#305H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries.
The Stories We Tell (#301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: DVI)
Discover the unsolved mysteries behind the family stories of political organizer Donna Brazile, actor Ty Burrell and artist Kara Walker as they learn how the legacy of slavery has shaped their identities.
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War Stories (#306H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity.
Family Reunions (#307H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.