Freedom Tales
finding your roots

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 505

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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Tue, Jul 23 8:00 P.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)
Wed, Jul 24 1:00 A.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)
Wed, Jul 24 12:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, Jul 24 5:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Jul 25 5:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Jul 25 2:00 P.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)
Fri, Jul 26 8:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)
Sat, Jul 27 12:08 A.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)
Sat, Jul 27 7:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH Explore (11.2)
Sun, Jul 28 5:00 P.M. Far from Home     NHPBS (11.1)
Sun, Jul 28 9:00 P.M. Far from Home     NH World (11.3)
Mon, Jul 29 1:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH World (11.3)
Mon, Jul 29 9:00 A.M. Far from Home     NH World (11.3)
Tue, Jul 30 8:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS (11.1)
Wed, Jul 31 12:00 A.M. Rising from the Ashes     NHPBS (11.1)
Wed, Jul 31 12:00 P.M. Rising from the Ashes     NH Explore (11.2)


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