Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons

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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.

Born Champions

Born Champions

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Examine the ancestral origins of athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.

60 min.

In Search of Our Fathers

In Search of Our Fathers

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Join Gates to uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance.

60 min.

Schedule

Monday
10/20/14 3:00 PM
WGBH World
Tuesday
10/21/14 8:00 PM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
10/22/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Wednesday
10/22/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
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