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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »
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Comedian and Modern Family (2009) star Ty Burrell, and radio talk-show host and activist Joe Madison learn about their roots.


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Henry Louis Gates ...  Himself - Host / ... 41 episodes, 2012-2019
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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities. In each episode, a set of featured guests view their ancestral histories, learn connections, and discover secrets about their lineage, while sharing the emotional experience with viewers. Gates guides them as they see results and details derived from the background work competed by expert genealogical diagnosticians, who have analyzed genetic code and traced bloodlines that leads to documentation and the occasional confirmation or debunking of long-held beliefs. A variety of guests have included musicians, authors, chefs, and more. Actors who've made an appearance include Julianna Marguiles, Stephen King, Ben Affleck, Sally Field, Mia Farrow, Anderson Cooper, and many others. Written by writermaia

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When Stephen King appeared on the show, he looked through a scrapbook very much like the one from It (1990), based upon his novel. See more »

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Stephen King: [finding out Tennessee was a huge slave state] I didn't know that.
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This Pretentious, show for the Privileged should be called: (read review)
7 April 2019 | by justsellstuffSee all my reviews

This Pretentious, show for the Privileged should be called: "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. as long as you're Black, or Rich or a Celebrity and a Lefty. If you're a regular guy, never mind." I wouldn't watch this CRAP if it was the last thing on TV.


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