Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a PBS television series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The first season aired on PBS from March 25 to May 20 of 2012. It was broadcast in the 8–9 p.m time slot (EDT). The series returned for a second season on September 23, 2014 and finished on November 25, 2014. Season three began airing on January 5, 2016.

Property Value
dbo:Work/runtime
  • -53.0
dbo:abstract
  • Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a PBS television series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The first season aired on PBS from March 25 to May 20 of 2012. It was broadcast in the 8–9 p.m time slot (EDT). The series returned for a second season on September 23, 2014 and finished on November 25, 2014. Season three began airing on January 5, 2016. (en)
dbo:author
dbo:company
dbo:composer
dbo:executiveProducer
dbo:genre
dbo:network
dbo:numberOfEpisodes
  • 30 (xsd:integer)
dbo:numberOfSeasons
  • 3 (xsd:integer)
dbo:presenter
dbo:previousWork
dbo:producer
dbo:releaseDate
  • 2012-03-25 (xsd:date)
dbo:runtime
  • -3180.000000 (xsd:double)
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 35823754 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 744590282 (xsd:integer)
dbp:caption
  • Title card from the second season
dbp:country
  • United States
dbp:director
  • Jack Youngelson
  • Jesse Sweet
  • John Maggio
  • Caitlin McNally
  • Julia Marchesi
  • Sabin Streeter
dbp:episodenumber
  • 2 (xsd:integer)
  • 3 (xsd:integer)
  • 4 (xsd:integer)
  • 5 (xsd:integer)
  • 6 (xsd:integer)
  • 7 (xsd:integer)
  • 8 (xsd:integer)
  • 9 (xsd:integer)
  • 10 (xsd:integer)
  • 12 (xsd:integer)
  • 13 (xsd:integer)
  • 14 (xsd:integer)
  • 15 (xsd:integer)
  • 16 (xsd:integer)
  • 17 (xsd:integer)
  • 18 (xsd:integer)
  • 19 (xsd:integer)
  • 20 (xsd:integer)
  • 22 (xsd:integer)
  • 23 (xsd:integer)
  • 24 (xsd:integer)
  • 25 (xsd:integer)
  • 26 (xsd:integer)
  • 27 (xsd:integer)
  • 28 (xsd:integer)
  • 29 (xsd:integer)
  • 30 (xsd:integer)
dbp:imageSize
  • 250 (xsd:integer)
dbp:language
  • English
dbp:lastAired
  • present
dbp:linecolor
  • 0 (xsd:integer)
  • A90000
  • 80358.0
dbp:originalairdate
  • 2012-03-25 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-04-01 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-04-08 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-04-15 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-04-22 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-04-29 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-05-06 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-05-13 (xsd:date)
  • 2012-05-20 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-09-30 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-10-07 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-10-14 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-10-21 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-10-28 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-11-04 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-11-11 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-11-18 (xsd:date)
  • 2014-11-25 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-01-12 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-01-19 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-01-26 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-02-02 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-02-09 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-02-16 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-02-23 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-03-01 (xsd:date)
  • 2016-03-08 (xsd:date)
dbp:shortsummary
  • Celebrity guests: Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez, and Ming Tsai
  • Celebrity guests: Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader
  • Celebrity guests: Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons trace their genealogical backgrounds into slavery, and with the help of DNA analysis, back to Africa.
  • Celebrity guests: Alan Dershowitz, Carole King, and Tony Kushner
  • Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada both discover their families' original surnames in the episode.
  • Celebrity guests: Deepak Chopra, Sally Field, and Sting
  • In this episode Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier, and Linda Chavez explore their Hispanic roots.
  • Celebrity guests: Mia Farrow and Dustin Hoffman
  • Celebrity guests: Sean Combs and LL Cool J
  • Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta are all the offspring of first or second generation immigrants.
  • Celebrity guests: Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos, and David Sedaris
  • Celebrity guests: Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King, and Rebecca Lobo
  • Celebrity guests: Azar Nafisi, Lidia Bastianich and Julianna Margulies
  • Celebrity guests: Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper, and Anna Deavere Smith
  • Celebrity guests: Maya Rudolph, Shonda Rhimes and Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Celebrity guests: Jessica Alba and Governor Deval Patrick . Gates' relationship to Wilmore Mail is described.
  • All three guests, Rick Warren, Angela Warnick Buchdahl, and Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, are religious leaders in their respective faiths.
  • Celebrity guests: Richard Branson, Maya Lin and Frank Gehry
  • Celebrity guests: Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander, and Benjamin Jealous
  • Celebrity guests: Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett, and Nas
  • Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal both descend from European-American immigrants. Robert's father, Robert Downey, Sr., acts as the episode's unofficial third guest, sitting with Henry as he reads his book of life.
  • Celebrity guests: Soledad O'Brien, Bill O’Reilly and Bill Maher
  • Celebrity guests: Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros
  • Georgia Congressman John Lewis and then Newark Mayor Cory Booker meet each other before they explore their family heritages.
  • John Legend and Wanda Sykes explore their rich and extensive free negro heritages. Margarett Cooper also makes an appearance in the episode, appearing only a year before her death in 2013. In keeping with the theme of the episode, Cooper seeks help from Gates to answer long-held questions about her free heritage.
  • Married couple Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon discover they share distant ancestry.
dbp:title
  • The Long Way Home
  • The Pioneers
  • Visionaries
  • War Stories
  • The Melting Pot
  • The British Invasion
  • Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez
  • Ancient Roots
  • Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada
  • Born Champions
  • Decoding Our Past Through DNA
  • Family Reunions
  • In Search of Freedom
  • John Legend and Wanda Sykes
  • John Lewis and Cory Booker
  • Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
  • Maps of Stars
  • Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho and Sanjay Gupta
  • Our American Storytellers
  • Our People, Our Traditions
  • Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl and Yasir Qadhi
  • Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Roots of Freedom
  • The Irish Factor
  • Tragedy + Time = Comedy
  • We Come From People
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a PBS television series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The first season aired on PBS from March 25 to May 20 of 2012. It was broadcast in the 8–9 p.m time slot (EDT). The series returned for a second season on September 23, 2014 and finished on November 25, 2014. Season three began airing on January 5, 2016. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Finding Your Roots (en)
owl:sameAs
prov:wasDerivedFrom
foaf:homepage
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Finding Your Roots (en)
  • (with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) (en)
is dbo:subsequentWork of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is foaf:primaryTopic of