04:57 — An in-depth look at the 10-part series, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
03:55 — A look at how John Legend s ancestor, Peyton Polly, attained his freedom.
01:11 — Martha Stewart comes from a long line of domestic workers and craftsmanship.
01:06 — Actor Samuel L. Jackson discusses his experience growing up in segregated Chattanooga in the mid-20th century.
01:48 — Cory Booker learns about his early 20th-century ancestors and the origin of the Booker family name.
01:00 — Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds some surprising connections when he traces actress Michelle Rodriguez's Puerto Rican roots.
01:00 — An overview of how the Revolutionary War helped slaves attain their freedom.
01:14 — Finding Your Roots uncovers scrolls that have recorded 8 generations of Sanjay Gupta's father's line.
04:43 — The story of Maggie Gyllenhaal s third great grandfather s central role in creating a religious community, and her father s ultimate rejection of it.
51:10 — The ancestral pasts of married Hollywood actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
51:10 — Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Adrian Grenier, actress Michelle Rodriguez, and commentator Linda Chavez.
04:48 — A look at Rabbi Angela Buchdahl s Jewish ancestors migration form Romania to the United States.
01:35 — Actor Adrian Grenier learns about about his Conquistador ancestor who had terribly violent interactions with Pueblo Indians.
01:00 — Comedian Wanda Sykes recalls a poorly-received stand-up comedy routine early on in her career.
01:58 — Comedian and actress Margaret Cho talks about her experience living as a young adult in San Francisco's Castro District during the late 1970s.
03:57 — Actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal discuss what they know of their respective family origins.
01:21 — Pastor Rick Warren learns that his ancestor served as a deacon in an American church established in the 17th century.
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- Premiered: March 25, 2012
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: The family histories of well-known Americans are unearthed with genealogical and genetic tools. (more)