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Profiles

  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an author, documentary filmmaker, essayist, and literary critic. He is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins...
  • Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator
    Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States senator from Vermont. He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the Unit...
  • Larry David
    Lawrence Gene "Larry" David (born July 2, 1947) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld , of the television series Seinfeld , and was...
  • Gloria Reuben
    Gloria Reuben is a Canadian singer and actress of film and television, known for her role as Jeanie Boulet on the popular medical drama ER and for her role of Rosalind Whitman in the TV show Raising th...
  • Angela Bassett
    Angela Evelyn Bassett Vance (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real-life women. Her performance as Tina Turner in What's...

This project gathers together the Geni profiles for all of the notable figures who have been - or will be - featured on the genealogical television program, Finding Your Roots. It is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television series hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates.

The first season originally aired March 25 – May 20, 2012 from 8–9 p.m. EDT. A second season airs September 23 - November 25, 2014: " ... Gates continues his quest to understand our collective American identity, bringing to life the family histories of African American, Asian, Chinese, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Latin American guests alike."

Guidelines

When you add a profile for someone featured on the program, please make sure they are listed and linked below by editing this page as necessary.

Please feel free to build and extend Geni trees. Start a discussion for genealogical assistance.

List of episodes

Season One (2012)

  1. March 25, 2012: Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.
  2. March 25, 2012 – John Lewis and Cory Booker
  3. April 1, 2012 – Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada
  4. April 8, 2012 – Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
  5. April 15, 2012 – Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Yasir Qadhi, and Rick Warren
  6. April 22, 2012 – Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr.
  7. April 29, 2012 – Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons
  8. May 6, 2012 – Sanjay Gupta, Margaret Cho and Martha Stewart
  9. May 13, 2012 – John Legend, Wanda Sykes and Margarett Cooper
  10. May 20, 2012 – Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez

Season Two (2014)

  1. September 23, 2014 – Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance
  2. September 30, 2014 – Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King, and Rebecca Lobo
  3. October 7, 2014 – Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith
  4. October 14, 2014 – Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Benjamin Jealous
  5. October 21, 2014 – Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez and Ming Tsai
  6. October 28, 2014 – Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas
  7. November 4, 2014 – Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner
  8. November 11, 2014 – Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting
  9. November 18, 2014 – Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris
  10. November 25, 2014 – Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett, Governor Deval Patrick, and more

Season Three (2016)

The guests in alphabetical order within their repsective episode with links, if one exists, to their Geni profile.

  1. January 5, 2016 - Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell, Kara Walker
  2. January 12, 2016 - Bill Maher, Soledad O'Brien, Bill O'Reilly
  3. January 19, 2016 - Shonda Rhimes, Maya Rudolph, Keenen Ivory Wayans
  4. January 26, 2016 - Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear
  5. February 2, 2016 - Sir Richard Branson, Frank Gehry, Maya Lin
  6. February 9, 2016 - Patricia Arquette, John McCain, Julianne Moore
  7. February 16, 2016 - Sean Combs, LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith)
  8. February 23, 2016 - Sandra Cisneros, Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem
  9. March 1, 2016 - Lidia Bastianich, Julianna Margulies, Azar Nafisi
  10. March 8, 2016 - Mia Farrow, Dustin Hoffman

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