Full Episodes | 14See All
- Expires in 8 Days
Learn about the lives of the forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper & Anna Deavere Smith.
Trace the roots of Nas, Angela Bassett and Valerie Jarrett into the heart of slavery.
Three chefs cook the food of their ancestors.
The ancestors of Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Ben Jealous fight for freedom.
The ancestral pasts of Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of John Legend and Wanda Sykes.
The ancestral pasts of Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, and Sanjay Gupta.
The ancestral pasts of Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons.
Clips | 82See All
Alan Dershowitz discovers the crucial role his family's synagogue played during WWII.
Thanks to a mysterious helper, Carole King's Polish grandparents gained entry to the US.
Tony Kushner learns that his Great-Grandmother immigrated from Russia to Brooklyn.
Angela Bassett follows her ancestors' journey from slavery through emancipation.
Nas encounters his 3rd Great-Grandmother's Bill of Sale, a devastatingly telling document.
Valerie Jarrett digs into the family history of her legendary Great-Grandfather.
Aarón Sánchez learns that his family immigrated to the US because of the revolution.
Professor Gates' team visited China to confirm the Ming Tsai family genealogy.
Previews | 12See All
Three celebrated Americans explore their Jewish heritage.
Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas' roots run back into the heart of slavery.
Three celebrity chefs are inspired to cook the food of their ancestors.
Three families have long been engaged in the battle for freedom and civil rights.
Three iconic American storytellers know almost nothing about their own family histories.
Three of America's greatest athletes' love of sports were deeply shaped by their families.
Henry Louis Gates, JR. invites you to share your own family history.
Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares a story from his family history.
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.
Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.
KPBS San Diego helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now