Finding your Roots

Finding your Roots

DVD - 2012
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This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, 2012
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781608836574
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (600 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Gates, Henry Louis Jr


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May 17, 2017

This was in the first year of the series, before it had found its footing. The stories are uneven. I detested the one about Barbara Walters, loved the ones about the families of Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgewick, and the ones about the histories of Maggie Gillenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. Luckily for us, the seasons 2 and 3 are MUCH better.


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