Finding Your Roots

January 2015
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S1 Ep9 - John Legend And Wanda Sykes

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Henry Louis Gates Jr concludes this genealogy series which delves into the ancestry of prominent Americans, using state-of-the-art DNA analysis to unearth new information. This episode he explores the family history of comedian Wanda Sykes and Grammy-winning musician John Legend. (From the US) (Documentary) PG
December 2014
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S1 Ep5 - Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl And Yasir Qadhi

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Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl And Yasir Qadhi - This week, Henry Louis Gates Jnr. reveals the ancestral pasts and family histories of religious leaders Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi. (From the US) (Documentary) PG
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S1 Ep3 - Barbara Walters And Geoffrey Canada

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Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada. Barbara finds out about her father, including his real surname, while Geoffrey discovers the name of his grandfather. Presented by Henry Louis Gates Jnr. (From the US) (Documentary) PG
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S1 Ep2 - Corey Booker And John Lewis

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Two inspiring US political leaders, Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, both make shocking discoveries about their ancestries. #SBSdoco
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S1 Ep1 - Harry Connick Jr And Brandford Marsalis

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Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis - The European immigrant ancestors of Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis blazed unconventional trails in America, from capturing British ships for the American Revolution to crossing racial barriers in slave-era Louisiana. Generations later, as children growing up in New Orleans, they found a deep and abiding friendship through their common love of jazz and of the city itself. (From the US) (Documentary Series) (Final) PG CC

Ep10 - Adrian Greiner, Michelle Rodriguez And Lina Chavez

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Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez - The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of this series with Henry Louis Gates Jr. This episode examines what it means to be Hispanic. Crisscrossing Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and the Southwest, Professor Gates reveals stories of ancestral Conquistadors, Indian rebels, and ‘Crypto-Jews’, showing that the American experience has been shaped by people who were in the New World long before the Mayflower. (...
November 2013

Ep8 - Sanjay Gupta, Margaret Cho And Martha Stewart

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Sanjay Gupta, Margaret Cho, and Martha Stewart - The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of this series with Henry Louis Gates Jr. In this episode, Gates Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of CNN chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta, comedian and actress Margaret Cho, and author and television personality Martha Stewart. (From the US) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 5) (Class tbc) CC

Ep7 - Samuel L Jackson, Condoleeza Rice And Ruth Simmons

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Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons - The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of this series with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 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. In this episode, DNA is used to determine which parts of Africa their ancestors came from. (From the US) (Documentar...

Ep6 - Robert Downey Jr And Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Robert Downey Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal - The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of this five-part series with Henry Louis Gates Jr. In the first episode, Gates Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal: two individuals whose family histories can be traced far back through the centuries. Downey Jr. marvels at the vastness of his family tree dating back to the 13th century. (From the US) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of...
October 2013

Ep4 - Kyra Sedgwick And Kevin Bacon

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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick - The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of this series with Henry Louis Gates Jr. In this episode, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick discover that they have something in common; they each had ancestors who opposed slavery. Bacon's Quaker forebears rejected slavery in 1780; and a Sedgwick ancestor argued and won the 1781 Mumbet case, which helped end slavery in Massachusetts. (From the US) (Documentary Series) (Part 4 of 5) PG CC
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