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Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the 12th and latest series from the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar. In this 10-part series, Professor Gates continues the quest he begun in African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America delving into the genealogy and genetics of an all new group of famous Americans. The series combines history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family, and identity in today's America. Each hour features a different pair of celebrity guests, who are bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, whether it be as old . . .

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Monday, Apr 16, 2012 - 6:00 AM    "Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick" The two actors both descend from prominent American families that have been in this country since its inception. Both also have ancestors who are early opponents of slavery. Bacon's Quaker ancestors repudiated slavery in 1780. Sedgwick's ancestor Theodore Sedgwick argues the case of Elizabeth Freeman in 1781, which helps bring about an end to slavery in Massachusetts. Part 4 of 10 G
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Monday, Apr 16, 2012 - 6:00 AM "Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 16, 2012 - 12:00 PM "Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 16, 2012 - 5:00 PM "Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 23, 2012 - 6:00 AM "Angela Buchdahl, Rick Warren and Yasir Qadhi" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 23, 2012 - 12:00 PM "Angela Buchdahl, Rick Warren and Yasir Qadhi" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 23, 2012 - 5:00 PM "Angela Buchdahl, Rick Warren and Yasir Qadhi" (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 30, 2012 - 6:00 AM "Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr." (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 30, 2012 - 12:00 PM "Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr." (WORLD)
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Monday, Apr 30, 2012 - 5:00 PM "Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr." (WORLD)
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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 6:00 AM "Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons" (WORLD)
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