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Examine the Jewish heritage of Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner.
DNA analysis challenges guests’ ideas about their family’s history and their identities.
Trace the histories of Tina Fey, David Sedaris and George Stephanopoulos.
Explore the British influence in the lives of Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting.
Learn about the lives of the forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper & Anna Deavere Smith.
Trace the roots of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett into the heart of slavery.
Three chefs cook the food of their ancestors.
The ancestors of Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Ben Jealous fight for freedom.
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Alan Dershowitz discovers the crucial role his family's synagogue played during WWII.
Secrets encoded in their genomes challenge guests’ ideas about their family histories.
Jessica Alba learns more about her Mexican-American family's immigration experience.
Expert CeCe Moore uses Autosomal DNA analysis to trace Deval Patrick's family history.
David Sedaris discovers his maternal 4th Great-Grandfather, a Revolutionary War soldier.
George Stephanopoulos learns that his Great-Grandfather resisted Nazi occupation in WW2.
Tina Fey discovers her 5th Great-Grandfather, once an esteemed guest of Ben Franklin.
Explores the family histories of three influential Greek-American personalities.
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Three guests share an ancestral connection to the British Empire.
Three celebrated Americans explore their Jewish heritage.
Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas' roots run back into the heart of slavery.
Three celebrity chefs are inspired to cook the food of their ancestors.
Three families have long been engaged in the battle for freedom and civil rights.
Three iconic American storytellers know almost nothing about their own family histories.
Three of America's greatest athletes' love of sports were deeply shaped by their families.
Henry Louis Gates, JR. invites you to share your own family history.