Season 5

    Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Five is provided by Ancestry, Johnson & Johnson and AT&T. Major support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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    Finding Your Roots

    All in the Family

    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the stories of Ty Burrell and Joe Madison.

    All in the Family

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    Finding Your Roots

    The Eye of the Beholder

    Marina Abramović, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Kehinde Wiley learn their family histories.

    The Eye of the Beholder

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    Finding Your Roots

    Hard Times

    Dr. Gates explores the stories of Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloë Sevigny.

    Hard Times

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    Finding Your Roots

    No Laughing Matter

    Dr. Gates reveals the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

    No Laughing Matter

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    Finding Your Roots

    Roots in Politics

    The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

    Roots in Politics

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    Finding Your Roots

    Freedom Tales

    Dr Gates traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan.

    Freedom Tales

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    Finding Your Roots

    Dreaming of a New Land

    Dr. Gates reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.

    Dreaming of a New Land

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    Finding Your Roots

    Reporting on the Reporters

    Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling learn their family histories.

    Reporting on the Reporters

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    Finding Your Roots

    Mystery Men

    Dr. Gates, brings Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams their family histories.

    Mystery Men

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    Finding Your Roots

    Grandparents and Other Strangers

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Andy Samberg and George R. R. Martin answer family mysteries.

    Grandparents and Other Strangers