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Finding Your Roots

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From PBS - The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, African American Lives, African American Lives 2, and Faces of America, Gates finds new ways to, as he says, "get into the DNA of American culture."
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  1. 1. Harry Connick, Jr. / Branford Marsalis
    25 March 2012
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    From PBS - Join renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans.Trace the turbulent and contradictory history of New Orleans through the family stories of two men.
  2. 2. Cory Booker / John Lewis
    25 March 2012
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    From PBS - Discover the family histories of two African-American politicians from different generations and opposite backgrounds.
  3. 3. Barbara Walkers / Geoffrey Canada
    1 April 2012
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    From PBS - Unearth missing links in the family histories of media legend Barbara Walters and educational superstar Geoffrey Canada.
  4. 4. Kevin Bacon / Kyra Sedgwick
    8 April 2012
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    From PBS - Find out what actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have in common.
  5. 5. Angela Buchdahl / Rick Warren / Yasir Qadhi
    15 April 2012
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    From PBS - Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Sheik Yasir Qadhi -- clerics of three different faiths -- all have complex family histories that profoundly shaped their religious beliefs.
  6. 6. Maggie Gyllenhaal / Robert Downey, Jr.
    22 April 2012
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    From PBS - From the Mayflower to Ellis Island, journey through centuries of immigration that shaped and built this melting pot nation.
  7. 7. Samuel L. Jackson / Condoleezza Rice / Ruth Simmons
    29 April 2012
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    From PBS - Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Brown University president, Ruth Simmons, have each climbed to the pinnacle of their profession, yet each started life as a second-class citizen in the Jim Crow south.
  8. 8. Sanjay Gupta / Margaret Cho / Martha Stewart
    6 May 2012
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    From PBS - The three guests in this episode are all children of first- or second-generation immigrants and share the peculiar burdens of that heritage.
  9. 9. John Legend / Wanda Sykes / Margarett Cooper
    13 May 2012
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    From PBS - Most African Americans struggle to trace their ancestors beyond Emancipation; slavery erased names and family ties with brutal efficiency. But what about the descendants of the handful of free black people who evaded bondage during that terrible time?
  10. 10. Michelle Rodriguez / Adrian Grenier / Linda Chavez
    20 May 2012
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    From PBS - In this episode we ask what it means to be Hispanic-and find that the answer lies in the tangled histories of European, Native American and African peoples.

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