Season 5

Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Five is provided by Ancestry, Johnson & Johnson and AT&T. Major support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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Finding Your Roots

All in the Family

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the stories of Ty Burrell and Joe Madison.

All in the Family

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Finding Your Roots

The Eye of the Beholder

Marina Abramović, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Kehinde Wiley learn their family histories.

The Eye of the Beholder

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Finding Your Roots

Hard Times

Dr. Gates explores the stories of Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloë Sevigny.

Hard Times

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Finding Your Roots

No Laughing Matter

Dr. Gates reveals the histories of comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

No Laughing Matter

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Finding Your Roots

Roots in Politics

The family histories of politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.

Roots in Politics

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Finding Your Roots

Freedom Tales

Dr Gates traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan.

Freedom Tales

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Dreaming of a New Land

Dr. Gates reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.

Dreaming of a New Land

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Finding Your Roots

Reporting on the Reporters

Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling learn their family histories.

Reporting on the Reporters

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Finding Your Roots

Mystery Men

Dr. Gates, brings Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams their family histories.

Mystery Men

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Finding Your Roots

Grandparents and Other Strangers

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Andy Samberg and George R. R. Martin answer family mysteries.

Grandparents and Other Strangers