Finding Your Roots

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 cultural trailblazers with fascinating histories. The series ends with an exploration of how science and history can inspire the next generation.

Sat, Jul 20 7:00 P.M. Activist Roots     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice, and helps them discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them.

Sun, Jul 21 5:00 P.M. Dna Mysteries     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA detective work to solve mysteries in the family trees of actor Tea Leoni and radio host Joe Madison, introducing each of them to parents and grandparents whose names they've never heard before.

Tue, Jul 23 8:00 P.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Wed, Jul 24 1:00 A.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Wed, Jul 24 12:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Wed, Jul 24 5:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Thu, Jul 25 5:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Thu, Jul 25 2:00 P.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Fri, Jul 26 8:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Sat, Jul 27 12:08 A.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Sat, Jul 27 7:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Sun, Jul 28 5:00 P.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Sun, Jul 28 9:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Mon, Jul 29 1:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Mon, Jul 29 9:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Tue, Jul 30 8:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Wed, Jul 31 12:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Wed, Jul 31 12:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Wed, Jul 31 5:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Thu, Aug 1 5:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Thu, Aug 1 2:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Fri, Aug 2 8:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Sat, Aug 3 12:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Sat, Aug 3 7:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Sun, Aug 4 5:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Sun, Aug 4 9:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Mon, Aug 5 1:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Mon, Aug 5 9:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families.

Tue, Aug 6 8:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Wed, Aug 7 12:30 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Wed, Aug 7 12:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Wed, Aug 7 5:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Thu, Aug 8 5:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Thu, Aug 8 2:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Fri, Aug 9 8:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Sat, Aug 10 12:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Sat, Aug 10 7:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Sun, Aug 11 5:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Sun, Aug 11 9:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Mon, Aug 12 1:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Mon, Aug 12 9:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates uses DNA detective work to solve family mysteries for actor Joe Manganiello and football star Tony Gonzalez-uncovering close relatives whose names they've never heard and compelling each man to rethink his own identity.

Tue, Aug 13 8:00 P.M. Chosen     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Wed, Aug 14 12:30 A.M. Chosen     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Wed, Aug 14 12:00 P.M. Chosen     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Wed, Aug 14 5:00 P.M. Chosen     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Thu, Aug 15 5:00 A.M. Chosen     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Thu, Aug 15 2:00 P.M. Chosen     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Fri, Aug 16 8:00 P.M. Chosen     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Sat, Aug 17 12:00 A.M. Chosen     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Sat, Aug 17 7:00 P.M. Chosen     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Sun, Aug 18 5:00 P.M. Chosen     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Sun, Aug 18 9:00 P.M. Chosen     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Mon, Aug 19 1:00 A.M. Chosen     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Mon, Aug 19 9:00 A.M. Chosen     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States-telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest's success.

Wed, Aug 21 12:00 P.M. Write My Name in the Book of Life     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons uncover extraordinarily rare first-person accounts of their enslaved ancestors.

Wed, Aug 21 5:00 P.M. Write My Name in the Book of Life     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons uncover extraordinarily rare first-person accounts of their enslaved ancestors.

Thu, Aug 22 5:00 A.M. Write My Name in the Book of Life     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons uncover extraordinarily rare first-person accounts of their enslaved ancestors.

Thu, Aug 22 2:00 P.M. Activist Roots     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice, and helps them discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them.

Fri, Aug 23 8:00 P.M. Write My Name in the Book of Life     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons uncover extraordinarily rare first-person accounts of their enslaved ancestors.

Sat, Aug 24 12:00 A.M. Write My Name in the Book of Life     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons uncover extraordinarily rare first-person accounts of their enslaved ancestors.

Sat, Aug 24 7:00 P.M. Write My Name in the Book of Life     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons uncover extraordinarily rare first-person accounts of their enslaved ancestors.

Sun, Aug 25 5:00 P.M. Activist Roots     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice, and helps them discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them.

Tue, Aug 27 8:00 P.M. On Broadway     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Wed, Aug 28 12:00 P.M. On Broadway     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Wed, Aug 28 5:00 P.M. On Broadway     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Thu, Aug 29 5:00 A.M. On Broadway     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Thu, Aug 29 2:00 P.M. On Broadway     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Fri, Aug 30 8:00 P.M. On Broadway     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

Sat, Aug 31 12:00 A.M. On Broadway     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra MacDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.


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