In Search of Our Fathers
Part of the Series: Finding Your Roots

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Three celebrated Americans who share not only a Jewish heritage but also a history of perseverance in the face of withering opposition. Tony Kushner delves into the history of the Holocaust to discover his ancestors' fate; Carole King discovers the origins of her family name and confronts the reality of…
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Part of the Series: Finding Your Roots
Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ancestors' role in the Civil War, including Confederate soldiers held captive and a slave-owning Virginian. Anderson Cooper, scion of one…
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Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.
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Watch this unique and stylish new biography series that explores an elite few of the 20th century's greatest figures. Each chapter in these artfully crafted episodes is inspired by some of the most memorable words spoken by these world icons. IN THEIR OWN WORDS sheds light on key moments in…
Queen Elizabeth
Part of the Series: In Their Own Words
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Arctic Ghost Ship
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NOVA presents an exclusive breakthrough in the greatest unsolved mystery in Arctic exploration. In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set off to chart the elusive Northwest Passage, commanding 128 men in two robust and well-stocked Royal Navy ships, the Erebus and Terror. They were never heard from again. Eventually,…
Finding Your Roots - Season 1
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Cory Booker/John Lewis
Part of the Series: Finding Your Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the ancestry pasts of two remarkable politicians, Congressman John Lewis and Newark Mayor, Cory Booker.
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Part of the Series: Finding Your Roots
The family histories of New Orleans musicians Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr.
Barbara Walters/Geoffrey Canada
Part of the Series: Finding Your Roots
The ancestral pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada.