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.

Mon, Apr 22 9:00 A.M. Born to Sing     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the remarkable roots of singers Alanis Morissette and Ciara, using DNA analysis and genealogical detective work to travel back centuries, revealing his guest's hidden connections to history and to music.

Tue, Apr 23 8:00 P.M. Forever Young     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Wed, Apr 24 12:30 A.M. Forever Young     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Wed, Apr 24 12:00 P.M. Forever Young     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Thu, Apr 25 2:00 P.M. Forever Young     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Fri, Apr 26 8:00 P.M. Forever Young     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Sat, Apr 27 12:00 A.M. Forever Young     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Sat, Apr 27 7:00 P.M. Forever Young     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Sun, Apr 28 5:00 P.M. Forever Young     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Sun, Apr 28 9:00 P.M. Forever Young     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Mon, Apr 29 1:00 A.M. Forever Young     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Mon, Apr 29 9:00 A.M. Forever Young     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots.

Tue, Apr 30 8:00 P.M. Fathers and Sons     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Wed, May 1 12:00 A.M. Fathers and Sons     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Wed, May 1 12:00 P.M. Fathers and Sons     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Thu, May 2 3:00 A.M. Fathers and Sons     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Thu, May 2 2:00 P.M. Fathers and Sons     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Fri, May 3 8:00 P.M. Fathers and Sons     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Sat, May 4 12:00 A.M. Fathers and Sons     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Sat, May 4 7:00 P.M. Fathers and Sons     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Sun, May 5 5:00 P.M. Fathers and Sons     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Sun, May 5 9:00 P.M. Fathers and Sons     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Mon, May 6 1:00 A.M. Fathers and Sons     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Mon, May 6 9:00 A.M. Fathers and Sons     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi two men who grew up without their fathers.

Tue, May 7 8:00 P.M. Buried Secrets     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Wed, May 8 12:00 A.M. Buried Secrets     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Wed, May 8 12:00 P.M. Buried Secrets     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Thu, May 9 3:00 A.M. Buried Secrets     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Thu, May 9 2:00 P.M. Buried Secrets     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Thu, May 9 4:00 P.M. Children of Exile     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raul Esparza, whose families fled their homelands, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way.

Fri, May 10 8:00 P.M. Buried Secrets     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Sat, May 11 12:00 A.M. Buried Secrets     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Sat, May 11 7:00 P.M. Buried Secrets     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Sun, May 12 5:00 P.M. Buried Secrets     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Sun, May 12 9:00 P.M. Buried Secrets     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Mon, May 13 1:00 A.M. Buried Secrets     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Mon, May 13 9:00 A.M. Buried Secrets     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be.

Tue, May 14 8:00 P.M. Hold The Laughter     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Wed, May 15 12:30 A.M. Hold The Laughter     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Wed, May 15 12:00 P.M. Hold The Laughter     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Thu, May 16 3:00 A.M. Hold The Laughter     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Thu, May 16 2:00 P.M. Hold The Laughter     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Fri, May 17 8:00 P.M. Hold The Laughter     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Sat, May 18 12:00 A.M. Hold The Laughter     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Sat, May 18 7:00 P.M. Hold The Laughter     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Sun, May 19 5:00 P.M. Hold The Laughter     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Sun, May 19 9:00 P.M. Hold The Laughter     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Mon, May 20 1:00 A.M. Hold The Laughter     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Mon, May 20 9:00 A.M. Hold The Laughter     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger two very funny people whose family trees brim with dramatic stories, introducing them to relatives who took great risks to overcame enormous hardships.

Tue, May 21 8:00 P.M. Far and Away     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Wed, May 22 12:00 A.M. Far and Away     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Wed, May 22 12:00 P.M. Far and Away     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Thu, May 23 2:00 P.M. Far and Away     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Fri, May 24 8:00 P.M. Far and Away     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Sat, May 25 12:00 A.M. Far and Away     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Sat, May 25 7:00 P.M. Far and Away     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Sun, May 26 5:00 P.M. Far and Away     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Sun, May 26 9:00 P.M. Far and Away     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Mon, May 27 1:00 A.M. Far and Away     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Mon, May 27 9:00 A.M. Far and Away     NH World (11.3)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of journalist Sunny Hostin and actor Jesse Williams -- introducing them to ancestors from very diverse places.

Tue, May 28 8:00 P.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.

Tue, May 28 9:00 P.M. Children of Exile     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raul Esparza, whose families fled their homelands, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way.

Wed, May 29 12:30 A.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.

Wed, May 29 1:30 A.M. Children of Exile     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raul Esparza, whose families fled their homelands, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way.

Wed, May 29 12:00 P.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.

Thu, May 30 4:00 A.M. Children of Exile     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. retraces the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raul Esparza, whose families fled their homelands, leading them to find lost parts of themselves along the way.

Thu, May 30 2:00 P.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.

Fri, May 31 8:00 P.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.

Sat, Jun 1 12:00 A.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.

Sat, Jun 1 7:00 P.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NH Explore (11.2)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.

Sun, Jun 2 5:00 P.M. The Brick Wall Falls     NHPBS (11.1)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery.


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