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Far from Home

Season 9 Episode 4 | 52m 11s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. maps the family trees of pop icon Cyndi Lauper and actors Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo, exploring records in Italy, Korea, and Mexico to uncover ancestors whose stories were lost when their families immigrated to America.

Aired: 01/23/23 | Expires: 02/21/23
Far from Home
FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Eight is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Eight is provided by Ancestry and Johnson & Johnson. Support is also provided by Ford Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and by The Inkwell Society and its members Candace King Weir; Lloyd Carney Foundation; Jim and Susan Swartz; Sheryl Sandberg and Tom Bernthal; Anne Wojcicki; Hayward and Kathy Draper; and Nicole Commissiong and Darnell Armstrong. Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Extras
Cyndi Lauper, Jamie Chung and Danny Trejo uncover the stories of their immigrant ancestors
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis.
Comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash discover scandals hidden within their roots.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes Claire Danes and Jeff Daniels on a journey into their roots.
Get ready for a new season of Finding Your Roots!
The countdown to the Season 9 premiere of Finding Your Roots is on!
Renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns for a new season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Edward Norton knew a lot about his family history, but was unaware of one shocking death.
Julia Roberts learns about the harsh living conditions of her Swedish Ancestors.
Edward Norton and Julia Roberts discover their hidden connections to American history.
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  • All
  • Finding Your Roots Season 9
  • Finding Your Roots Season 8
  • Finding Your Roots Season 7
  • Finding Your Roots Season 6
  • Finding Your Roots Season 5
  • Finding Your Roots Season 4
  • Finding Your Roots Season 3
  • Finding Your Roots Season 2
  • Finding Your Roots Season 1
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis.
Comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash discover scandals hidden within their roots.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes Claire Danes and Jeff Daniels on a journey into their roots.
We explore Edward Norton and Julia Roberts' roots, revealing their hidden connections.
Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and André Leon Talley trace their ancestral roots.
Regina King and Damon Lindelof discover that they have more in common than meets the eye.
Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane meet a cast of inspiring ancestors.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace their ancestral paths.
Terry Crews and Tony Danza find they aren’t the first in their families to beat the odds.
Mario Lopez and Melissa Villaseñor look at The Mexican-American experience.