Finding Your Roots

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family secrets of journalist Gayle King, film director Jordan Peele, and comedian Issa Rae, introducing them to ancestors who raise profound questions about the shape and meaning of their family trees.

AIRED: January 05, 2021 | 0:00:30
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- Makes me even more proud to be Black.

- [Henry] On "Finding Your Roots," journalist Gayle King.

- We were not to talk about it

and she never wanted to talk about it.

- [Henry] Actor Issa Rae.

- Whether I like it or not,

it does inform a lot of who I am.

- [Henry] And director Jordan Peele.

- I've always known that there's family out there.

- [Henry] Complicated histories.

- How do they get away with that?

- [Henry] And tangled family trees.

You are one-third White.

- Take that back!

- [Henry] "Finding Your Roots."

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