Finding Your Roots

Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in Finding Your Roots on PBS!


  • Watchmen

    Regina King and Damon Lindelof discover that they have more in common than meets the eye.
  • Songs of the Past

    Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane meet a cast of inspiring ancestors.
  • Forgotten Journeys

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace their ancestral paths.
  • Fighters

    Terry Crews and Tony Danza find they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds.
  • Mexican Roots

    Mario Lopez and Melissa Villaseñor look at The Mexican-American experience.
  • Things We Don't Discuss

    Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn discover the truth about their scandal-plagued ancestors.
  • Activist Roots

    The family history of Brittany Packnett Cunningham & Anita Hill.
  • Children of Exile

    Retracing the ancestral journeys of David Chang and Raúl Esparza.


About Finding Your Roots

For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.


  • Amy Carlson Admires Her Sixth-Great Grandmother’s Stoicism

  • Amy Carlson Loves Her Great-Great Grandparents’ Meet-Cute

  • André Leon Talley Grandfather Was Stationed in France

  • André Leon Talley Stunned by Ancestor’s Bequeathment

  • André Leon Talley: “Everyone in That Church was a Queen”

  • Erin Burnett Learns About Her Ancestors’ Rare Divorce

  • Erin Burnett Reads Her Great-Grandmother’s Baptism Record

  • Where Did We Come From? Preview

  • Damon Lindelof Learns of the Horrific Fate of Relatives

  • Regina King: “Seeing it Written Hits Differently”

  • Regina King: “This is Pretty Fantastic”

  • Watchmen Preview