Extras

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots RuPaul Discovers a Surprise Cousin

Finding Your Roots

RuPaul Discovers a Surprise Cousin

Henry Lewis Gates Jr. reveals RuPaul Charles' surprise celebrity cousin.

RuPaul Discovers a Surprise Cousin

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Finding Your Roots

Becoming A Public Figure

Narciso Rodriguez received his big break when designing a wedding dress for his friend.

Becoming A Public Figure

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Finding Your Roots

Fashion's Roots Preview

Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles discover surprising roots.

Fashion's Roots Preview

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Finding Your Roots

From Cuba to Newark in Winter

Narciso Rodriquez's parents settle in New Jersey, after coming to America from Cuba.

From Cuba to Newark in Winter

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Finding Your Roots

Criminal Kind Preview

Laura Linney, Lisa Ling, and Soledad O’Brien explore surprising family roots.

Criminal Kind Preview

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Finding Your Roots

First Ancestor in the U.S.

Laura Linney reads aloud an ancestor's confession that led to their exile in Virginia.

First Ancestor in the U.S.

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Finding Your Roots

A Grandmother's Memoir

Lisa Ling reads an emotional excerpt from her grandmother's memoir.

A Grandmother's Memoir

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Finding Your Roots

A Family of Convicts

Soledad O’Brien discovers the "bad leg of the family."

A Family of Convicts

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Finding Your Roots

Italian Roots Preview

Jimmy Kimmel, Marisa Tomei, and John Turturro meet ancestors who made immense sacrifices.

Italian Roots Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Slave Trade Preview

Ava DuVernay, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Questlove discover unexpected family histories.

Slave Trade Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Freeing Slaves in 1804

Dr. Francis Collins learns his ancestors freed their slaves in 1804.

Freeing Slaves in 1804

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Finding Your Roots

Take My Breath Away

Dr. Jackson views the 1836 estate records listing the names of her enslaved ancestors.

Take My Breath Away

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Finding Your Roots

Varmus Grandparents

Dr. Harold E. Varmus expresses his gratitude to his grandparents for leaving Europe.

Varmus Grandparents

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Finding Your Roots

Revolutionary War

Dr. Francis Collins learns his ancestor was a Patriot that served in the Continental Army.

Revolutionary War

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Finding Your Roots

Science Pioneers Preview

Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Harold E. Varmus learn their family histories.

Science Pioneers Preview

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Finding Your Roots

A Bad Lot

A London newspaper runs a story about Amy Ryan's ancestor under the headline "A Bad Lot."

A Bad Lot

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Justina Machado African Ancestry

Finding Your Roots

Justina Machado African Ancestry

Justina Machado discovers her African ancestry.

Justina Machado African Ancestry

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Finding Your Roots

Secrets & Lies Preview

Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado, and Amy Ryan unearth surprising family histories.

Secrets & Lies Preview

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Finding Your Roots

Revolutionary War

Sigourney Weaver discovers her ancestor was one of the youngest soldiers to join the army.

Revolutionary War

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Justina Machado Discovers Grandfather’s Hidden Past

Finding Your Roots

Justina Machado Discovers Grandfather’s Hidden Past

Justina Machado learns her grandfather was sent to prison because of a relationship.

Justina Machado Discovers Grandfather’s Hidden Past

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Marc Maron's Relationship with His Grandmother

Finding Your Roots

Marc Maron's Relationship with His Grandmother

Marc Maron shares the powerful role his grandmother played in this life.

Marc Maron's Relationship with His Grandmother

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Finding Your Roots

A Family's Foresight to Flee

Terry Gross discovers she only exists because of her grandparent's foresight.v

A Family's Foresight to Flee

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Finding Your Roots

Ancestors Coming to America

Jeff Goldblum discovers the incredible route his grandfather had to take to enter the U.S.

Ancestors Coming to America

Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Terry Gross on Getting Fired From Teaching

Finding Your Roots

Terry Gross on Getting Fired From Teaching

Terry Gross's career began in a place she couldn't fit — an 8th-grade classroom.

Terry Gross on Getting Fired From Teaching