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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
TV-PG
TV Series | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Before the popularity of AncestryDNA, journalist and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates, Jr. divulges the family trees of various celebrities, many times with stunning revelations.
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Updated Mar 25, 2012

Release date (First episode)
Mar 25, 2012 (United States)

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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CeCe Moore
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Kevin Bacon
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Harry Connick Jr.
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Naomi Foner
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Peter Drummey
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Paul Finkelman
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Henry Dwight Sedgwick
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Art Green
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Delores Marsalis
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8.5 / 10 | 1,147 votes