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Finding Your Roots

Season 8 Official Preview

A new season of Finding Your Roots!

Season 8 Official Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Season 8 Teaser

A new year means new Finding Your Roots! Mark your calendars for Jan 4 at 8/7c.

Season 8 Teaser

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Finding Your Roots

Season 8 Sneak Peek

Take a sneak peek at some of the surprising reveals coming up in Season 8.

Season 8 Sneak Peek

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Finding Your Roots

Things We Don't Discuss Preview

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the ancestral roots of Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn.

Things We Don't Discuss Preview

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Raúl Esparza Reads His Grandfather’s Congressional Testimony

Finding Your Roots

Raúl Esparza Reads His Grandfather’s Congressional Testimony

Raúl Esparza Reads His Grandfather’s Congressional Testimony

Raúl Esparza Reads His Grandfather’s Congressional Testimony

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Raul Esparza on His Father's Disillusionment with Castro

Finding Your Roots

Raul Esparza on His Father's Disillusionment with Castro

Raul Esparza describes his father’s and uncle’s disillusionment with Cuba's Castro regime.

Raul Esparza on His Father's Disillusionment with Castro

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Destination: Cambridge. Occupation: Teaching

Finding Your Roots

Destination: Cambridge. Occupation: Teaching

Raul learns about his maternal great-grandmother's stint at Harvard.

Destination: Cambridge. Occupation: Teaching

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots David Chang Shares A Story Relatable to Many Immigrant Kids

Finding Your Roots

David Chang Shares A Story Relatable to Many Immigrant Kids

David Chang discusses his mother’s culinary influence on him.

David Chang Shares A Story Relatable to Many Immigrant Kids

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots David Chang Imagines His Great-Grandfather’s Life in America

Finding Your Roots

David Chang Imagines His Great-Grandfather’s Life in America

David Chang reacts to reading his great-grandfather's application to Yale Divinity School.

David Chang Imagines His Great-Grandfather’s Life in America

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots David Chang Discusses Things His Family Never Talks About

Finding Your Roots

David Chang Discusses Things His Family Never Talks About

David Chang describes being aware of his parents’ vastly different economic backgrounds.

David Chang Discusses Things His Family Never Talks About

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Finding Your Roots

Children of Exile Preview

GUESTS: David Chang & Raúl Esparza

Children of Exile Preview

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Brittany Packnett Cunningham Yearns to Know Her Grandfather

Finding Your Roots

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Yearns to Know Her Grandfather

Brittany Packnett Cunningham says she yearns to learn the identity of her grandfather.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Yearns to Know Her Grandfather

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Brittany Packnett Cunningham Meets Her Great-Grandparents

Finding Your Roots

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Meets Her Great-Grandparents

Brittany Packnett Cunningham learns the identity of her great-grandparents.

Brittany Packnett Cunningham Meets Her Great-Grandparents

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Anita Hill Wins “The Genealogical Jackpot”

Finding Your Roots

Anita Hill Wins “The Genealogical Jackpot”

A rare census finding leads to the revelation of Anita Hill's great-great-grandfather.

Anita Hill Wins “The Genealogical Jackpot”

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Anita Hill Unpacks Her Optimism and Humble Beginnings

Finding Your Roots

Anita Hill Unpacks Her Optimism and Humble Beginnings

Anita Hill says she was always optimistic about her future because of her mother’s spirit.

Anita Hill Unpacks Her Optimism and Humble Beginnings

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Anita Hill Learns Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Identities

Finding Your Roots

Anita Hill Learns Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Identities

Anita Hill meets her great-great grandparents who were listed in the 1870 census.

Anita Hill Learns Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Identities

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Finding Your Roots

Activist Roots Preview

Dr. Gates explores the ancestral roots of Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill.

Activist Roots Preview

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Rebecca Hall Discovers Her Ancestors’ Ethnicities

Finding Your Roots

Rebecca Hall Discovers Her Ancestors’ Ethnicities

The 1910 census holds clues about the true ethnicity of Rebecca Hall’s grandfather.

Rebecca Hall Discovers Her Ancestors’ Ethnicities

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots “Passing” Helps Rebecca Hall Uncover a Family Mystery

Finding Your Roots

“Passing” Helps Rebecca Hall Uncover a Family Mystery

"Passing" helps Rebecca Hall bring questions about her grandfather's ethnicity into focus.

“Passing” Helps Rebecca Hall Uncover a Family Mystery

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Finding Your Roots

One of the Most Prominent African Americans in Washington

A newspaper article reveals the myriad accomplishments of Rebecca’s great-grandfather.

One of the Most Prominent African Americans in Washington

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Lee Daniels Is DNA Cousins with Mia Farrow

Finding Your Roots

Lee Daniels Is DNA Cousins with Mia Farrow

Lee is shocked when his celebrity DNA cousin is revealed to be Mia Farrow.

Lee Daniels Is DNA Cousins with Mia Farrow

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Finding Your Roots

Lee Daniels Discovers Surprising Familial Ties

Lee Daniels discovers surprising familial ties between his biological grandparents.

Lee Daniels Discovers Surprising Familial Ties

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Finding Your Roots

Lee Daniels Delves into a Special Family Connection

Lee Daniels learns about his ancestors’ very restrictive “free” existence in Delaware.

Lee Daniels Delves into a Special Family Connection

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Finding Your Roots

Hidden in the Genes Preview

Tune in to our season premiere this week with filmmakers Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels.

Hidden in the Genes Preview