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.

Fri, Jan 27 8:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH EXPLORE

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, Jan 28 7:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH EXPLORE

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, Jan 29 12:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH EXPLORE

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, Jan 29 5:00 P.M. Far from Home     NHPBS

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, Jan 29 9:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH WORLD

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, Jan 29 10:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH EXPLORE

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, Jan 30 1:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH WORLD

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, Jan 30 9:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH WORLD

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, Jan 31 2:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH EXPLORE

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, Jan 31 8:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS

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, Feb 1 12:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 3 8:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 4 7:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 4 10:00 P.M. Secret Lives     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA to help comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash solve deep family mysteries.

Sun, Feb 5 12:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 5 5:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS

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, Feb 5 9:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH WORLD

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, Feb 5 10:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 6 1:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH WORLD

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, Feb 6 2:00 A.M. Secret Lives     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA to help comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash solve deep family mysteries.

Mon, Feb 6 9:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH WORLD

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, Feb 7 2:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 7 8:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NHPBS

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, Feb 8 12:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 10 8:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 11 7:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 12 12:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 12 5:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NHPBS

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, Feb 12 9:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH WORLD

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, Feb 12 10:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 13 1:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH WORLD

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, Feb 13 9:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH WORLD

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, Feb 14 2:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 14 8:00 P.M. Chosen     NHPBS

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, Feb 15 12:00 P.M. Chosen     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 17 8:00 P.M. Chosen     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 18 7:00 P.M. Chosen     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 19 12:00 A.M. Chosen     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 19 5:00 P.M. Chosen     NHPBS

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, Feb 19 9:00 P.M. Chosen     NH WORLD

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, Feb 19 10:00 P.M. Chosen     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 20 1:00 A.M. Chosen     NH WORLD

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, Feb 20 2:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE

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, Feb 20 9:00 A.M. Chosen     NH WORLD

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.

Tue, Feb 21 2:00 A.M. Chosen     NH EXPLORE

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.

Tue, Feb 21 8:00 P.M. And Still I Rise     NHPBS

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Wed, Feb 22 12:00 P.M. And Still I Rise     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Fri, Feb 24 8:00 P.M. And Still I Rise     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Sun, Feb 26 12:00 A.M. And Still I Rise     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Sun, Feb 26 9:00 P.M. And Still I Rise     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Sun, Feb 26 10:00 P.M. And Still I Rise     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Mon, Feb 27 1:00 A.M. And Still I Rise     NH WORLD

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Tue, Feb 28 2:00 A.M. And Still I Rise     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y.

Wed, Mar 1 12:00 P.M. Mexican Roots     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and guests Mario Lopez and Melissa Villasenor look at the Mexican American experience as seen through the lens of two families.

Wed, Mar 8 12:00 P.M. Breaking Silences     NH EXPLORE

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family secrets of journalist Gayle King, film director Jordan Peele, and comedian Issa Rae, introducing them to ancestors who raise profound questions about the shape and meaning of their family trees.


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