Finding Your Roots

 The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of this hit series from PBS with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers along for the journey with a celebrity pair bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, while he treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises of their family trees and shares life-altering discoveries. Each hour-long episode includes profiles of famous people like John Legend, Sanjay Gupta and Condoleeza Rice, and you are taken to location with leading US genealogists, DNA diagnosticians, and ancestry experts from around the world as Gates and his production team reveal unknown histories and relatives the guests never knew existed. Finding Your Roots aims to address the basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from.

Season 3 of Finding Your Roots premiered on January 5, 2016. Watch a preview below.

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Anna Deavere Smith's Underground Railroad Connection
Finding Your Roots

Anna Deavere Smith's Underground Railroad Connection

Anna Deavere Smith finds her courageous ancestor, a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

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