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10.1 In Search of Our Fathers Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of his guests who know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. (1 of 10)
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201 TU 09/23/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 In Search of Our Fathers Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of his guests who know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. (1 of 10)
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201 FR 09/26/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Born Champions Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps three of America's greatest athletes uncover the layers of secrets and surprises of their ancestral history. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. (2 of 10)
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202 TU 09/30/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Born Champions Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps three of America's greatest athletes uncover the layers of secrets and surprises of their ancestral history. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. (2 of 10)
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202 FR 10/03/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Our American Storytellers 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, part of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (3 of 10)
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203 TU 10/07/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Our American Storytellers 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, part of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (3 of 10)
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203 FR 10/10/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Roots of Freedom Ben Affleck reveals his mother was a Freedom Rider in 1964 and also shares roots with the 19th-century spiritualist Almon French, who attempted to heal the bereaved masses in the aftermath of the Civil War. NAACP president Ben Jealous learns the heroic story of his great-grandfather Peter G. Morgan, a free black man who was forced to purchase his own wife and family in order to keep them safe. Actress Khandi Alexander, who never knew who her grandfather was, learns that he may have been murdered in the Jim Crow-era South. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (4 of 10)
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204 TU 10/14/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Roots of Freedom Ben Affleck reveals his mother was a Freedom Rider in 1964 and also shares roots with the 19th-century spiritualist Almon French, who attempted to heal the bereaved masses in the aftermath of the Civil War. NAACP president Ben Jealous learns the heroic story of his great-grandfather Peter G. Morgan, a free black man who was forced to purchase his own wife and family in order to keep them safe. Actress Khandi Alexander, who never knew who her grandfather was, learns that he may have been murdered in the Jim Crow-era South. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (4 of 10)
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204 FR 10/17/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 The Melting Pot Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States. Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2,000 years, yielding a large family tree. Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans. (5 of 10)
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205 TU 10/21/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 The Melting Pot Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States. Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao's Cultural Revolution, finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2,000 years, yielding a large family tree. Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family's treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans. (5 of 10)
WEB LINK
205 FR 10/24/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 We Come from People Hip-hop artist Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors and their intimate relationship with their slave master. Award-winning actress Angela Bassett meets ancestors whose slave family tragedy is rivaled only by a triumphant emancipation story. Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett goes back in time more than 200 years to meet a formidable line-up of free people of color--all of them of trailblazers. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (6 of 10)
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206 TU 10/28/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 We Come from People Hip-hop artist Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors and their intimate relationship with their slave master. Award-winning actress Angela Bassett meets ancestors whose slave family tragedy is rivaled only by a triumphant emancipation story. Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett goes back in time more than 200 years to meet a formidable line-up of free people of color--all of them of trailblazers. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (6 of 10)
WEB LINK
206 FR 10/31/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.2 In Search of Our Fathers Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of his guests who know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. (1 of 10)
WEB LINK
201 SU 10/05/14 08:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 In Search of Our Fathers Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of his guests who know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. (1 of 10)
WEB LINK
201 MO 10/06/14 12:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 In Search of Our Fathers Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of his guests who know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. (1 of 10)
WEB LINK
201 MO 10/06/14 08:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 In Search of Our Fathers Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of his guests who know almost nothing about their fathers' past. Stephen King's father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney Vance's father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were - after his suicide, and Gloria Reuben's father was 78 years old when she was born - he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. (1 of 10)
WEB LINK
201 MO 10/06/14 02:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Born Champions Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps three of America's greatest athletes uncover the layers of secrets and surprises of their ancestral history. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. (2 of 10)
WEB LINK
202 SU 10/12/14 08:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Born Champions Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps three of America's greatest athletes uncover the layers of secrets and surprises of their ancestral history. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. (2 of 10)
WEB LINK
202 MO 10/13/14 12:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Born Champions Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps three of America's greatest athletes uncover the layers of secrets and surprises of their ancestral history. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. (2 of 10)
WEB LINK
202 MO 10/13/14 08:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Born Champions Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps three of America's greatest athletes uncover the layers of secrets and surprises of their ancestral history. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals. (2 of 10)
WEB LINK
202 MO 10/13/14 02:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Our American Storytellers 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, part of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (3 of 10)
WEB LINK
203 SU 10/19/14 08:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Our American Storytellers 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, part of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (3 of 10)
WEB LINK
203 MO 10/20/14 12:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Our American Storytellers 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, part of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (3 of 10)
WEB LINK
203 MO 10/20/14 08:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Our American Storytellers 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, part of America's most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father's southern roots - including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts. (3 of 10)
WEB LINK
203 MO 10/20/14 02:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Roots of Freedom Ben Affleck reveals his mother was a Freedom Rider in 1964 and also shares roots with the 19th-century spiritualist Almon French, who attempted to heal the bereaved masses in the aftermath of the Civil War. NAACP president Ben Jealous learns the heroic story of his great-grandfather Peter G. Morgan, a free black man who was forced to purchase his own wife and family in order to keep them safe. Actress Khandi Alexander, who never knew who her grandfather was, learns that he may have been murdered in the Jim Crow-era South. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (4 of 10)
WEB LINK
204 SU 10/26/14 08:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Roots of Freedom Ben Affleck reveals his mother was a Freedom Rider in 1964 and also shares roots with the 19th-century spiritualist Almon French, who attempted to heal the bereaved masses in the aftermath of the Civil War. NAACP president Ben Jealous learns the heroic story of his great-grandfather Peter G. Morgan, a free black man who was forced to purchase his own wife and family in order to keep them safe. Actress Khandi Alexander, who never knew who her grandfather was, learns that he may have been murdered in the Jim Crow-era South. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (4 of 10)
WEB LINK
204 MO 10/27/14 12:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Roots of Freedom Ben Affleck reveals his mother was a Freedom Rider in 1964 and also shares roots with the 19th-century spiritualist Almon French, who attempted to heal the bereaved masses in the aftermath of the Civil War. NAACP president Ben Jealous learns the heroic story of his great-grandfather Peter G. Morgan, a free black man who was forced to purchase his own wife and family in order to keep them safe. Actress Khandi Alexander, who never knew who her grandfather was, learns that he may have been murdered in the Jim Crow-era South. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (4 of 10)
WEB LINK
204 MO 10/27/14 08:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
10.2 Roots of Freedom Ben Affleck reveals his mother was a Freedom Rider in 1964 and also shares roots with the 19th-century spiritualist Almon French, who attempted to heal the bereaved masses in the aftermath of the Civil War. NAACP president Ben Jealous learns the heroic story of his great-grandfather Peter G. Morgan, a free black man who was forced to purchase his own wife and family in order to keep them safe. Actress Khandi Alexander, who never knew who her grandfather was, learns that he may have been murdered in the Jim Crow-era South. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (4 of 10)
WEB LINK
204 MO 10/27/14 02:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) × ST
36.2 In Search of Our Fathers 201 TU 09/23/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 In Search of Our Fathers 201 FR 09/26/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Born Champions 202 TU 09/30/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Born Champions 202 FR 10/03/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Our American Storytellers 203 TU 10/07/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Our American Storytellers 203 FR 10/10/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Roots of Freedom 204 TU 10/14/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Roots of Freedom 204 FR 10/17/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 The Melting Pot 205 TU 10/21/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 The Melting Pot 205 FR 10/24/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 We Come from People 206 TU 10/28/14 07:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 We Come from People 206 FR 10/31/14 02:00am 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST