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.

Wed, Aug 10 1:00 P.M. The Eye of the Beholder     NH EXPLORE

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G.

Thu, Aug 11 5:00 A.M. The Eye of the Beholder     NH EXPLORE

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G.

Sat, Aug 13 3:00 A.M. The Eye of the Beholder     NH EXPLORE

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G.

Sun, Aug 14 9:00 P.M. The Eye of the Beholder     NH WORLD

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G.

Mon, Aug 15 1:00 A.M. The Eye of the Beholder     NH WORLD

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G.

Mon, Aug 15 5:00 A.M. The Eye of the Beholder     NH EXPLORE

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G.

Mon, Aug 15 9:00 A.M. The Eye of the Beholder     NH WORLD

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G.

Sun, Aug 21 9:00 P.M. Dreaming of a New Land     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.

Mon, Aug 22 1:00 A.M. Dreaming of a New Land     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.

Mon, Aug 22 9:00 A.M. Dreaming of a New Land     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.

Wed, Aug 24 12:00 A.M. Fashion's Roots     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Wed, Aug 24 4:00 A.M. Fashion's Roots     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Thu, Aug 25 5:00 A.M. Fashion's Roots     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Sun, Aug 28 4:00 A.M. Fashion's Roots     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Sun, Aug 28 9:00 P.M. Fashion's Roots     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Mon, Aug 29 1:00 A.M. Fashion's Roots     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Mon, Aug 29 5:00 A.M. Fashion's Roots     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Mon, Aug 29 9:00 A.M. Fashion's Roots     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

Tue, Aug 30 8:00 P.M. Criminal Kind     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Wed, Aug 31 12:00 A.M. Criminal Kind     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Wed, Aug 31 4:00 A.M. Criminal Kind     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Wed, Aug 31 12:00 P.M. Criminal Kind     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Thu, Sep 1 5:00 A.M. Criminal Kind     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Sat, Sep 3 7:00 P.M. Criminal Kind     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Sun, Sep 4 4:00 A.M. Criminal Kind     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Sun, Sep 4 5:00 P.M. Criminal Kind     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Sun, Sep 4 9:00 P.M. Criminal Kind     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Sun, Sep 4 10:00 P.M. Criminal Kind     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Mon, Sep 5 1:00 A.M. Criminal Kind     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Mon, Sep 5 5:00 A.M. Criminal Kind     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Mon, Sep 5 9:00 A.M. Criminal Kind     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

Tue, Sep 6 8:00 P.M. Slave Trade     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Wed, Sep 7 12:00 A.M. Slave Trade     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Wed, Sep 7 4:00 A.M. Slave Trade     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Wed, Sep 7 12:00 P.M. Slave Trade     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Thu, Sep 8 5:00 A.M. Slave Trade     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Sat, Sep 10 3:00 A.M. Slave Trade     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Sat, Sep 10 7:00 P.M. Slave Trade     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Sun, Sep 11 5:00 P.M. Slave Trade     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Sun, Sep 11 9:00 P.M. Slave Trade     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Sun, Sep 11 10:00 P.M. Slave Trade     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Mon, Sep 12 1:00 A.M. Slave Trade     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Mon, Sep 12 5:00 A.M. Slave Trade     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Mon, Sep 12 9:00 A.M. Slave Trade     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S.

Tue, Sep 13 8:00 P.M. Beyond The Pale     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Wed, Sep 14 12:00 A.M. Beyond The Pale     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Wed, Sep 14 4:00 A.M. Beyond The Pale     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Wed, Sep 14 12:00 P.M. Beyond The Pale     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Thu, Sep 15 5:00 A.M. Beyond The Pale     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Sat, Sep 17 7:00 P.M. Beyond The Pale     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Sun, Sep 18 5:00 P.M. Beyond The Pale     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Sun, Sep 18 9:00 P.M. Beyond The Pale     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Sun, Sep 18 10:00 P.M. Beyond The Pale     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Mon, Sep 19 1:00 A.M. Beyond The Pale     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Mon, Sep 19 9:00 A.M. Beyond The Pale     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

Wed, Sep 21 12:00 P.M. The New World     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa who thrived in North America long before the birth of the United States.


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The Doo Wop Project | The Doo Wop Project
American Masters | Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
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Gershwin Prize | Lionel Richie: Gershwin Prize
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