Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons

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Ancient Roots

Ancient Roots

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Trace the histories of three quintessential voices: Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos.

60 min.

The British Invasion

The British Invasion

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Explore the British influence in the lives of Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting.

60 min.

Our People, Our Traditions

Our People, Our Traditions

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Examine the Jewish heritage of Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner.

60 min.

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Meet three chefs, Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai and Aaron Sanchez, who cook the food of their ancestors.

60 min.

Roots of Freedom

Roots of Freedom

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Learn how the ancestors of Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Ben Jealous fought for freedom.

60 min.

Our American Storytellers

Our American Storytellers

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Learn how the lives of forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith intersected.

60 min.

Schedule

Sunday
11/23/14 9:00 PM
WGBX 44
Sunday
11/23/14 9:00 PM
WGBH World
Sunday
11/23/14 10:30 PM
WGBH 2
Monday
11/24/14 1:00 AM
WGBH World
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