Grandparents and Other Strangers
finding your roots

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 501

About Finding Your Roots:

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

is the 12th and latest series from the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar.

In this 10-part series, Professor Gates continues the quest he begun in African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America delving into the genealogy and genetics of an all new group of famous Americans.

The series combines history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family, and identity in today's America.

Each hour features a different pair of celebrity guests, who are bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, whether it be as old friends, through long-lost relatives, or even through a common ancestral past.


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Fri, Feb 3 8:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Feb 4 7:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Feb 4 10:00 P.M. Secret Lives     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Feb 5 12:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Feb 5 5:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS
Sun, Feb 5 9:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH WORLD
Sun, Feb 5 10:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Feb 6 1:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH WORLD
Mon, Feb 6 2:00 A.M. Secret Lives     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Feb 6 9:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH WORLD
Tue, Feb 7 2:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Feb 7 8:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NHPBS
Wed, Feb 8 12:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE
Fri, Feb 10 8:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Feb 11 7:00 P.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Feb 12 12:00 A.M. Family: Lost and Found     NH EXPLORE

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