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Fathers and Sons

Season 10 Episode 3 | 52m 11s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi—two men who grew up without their fathers, haunted by questions about entire branches of their family trees. With only a handful of clues to guide him, Gates uncovers stories his guests have long wanted to hear, introducing them to ancestors whose names they’ve never known-—and revealing their connections to key moments in history.

Aired: 01/15/24 | Expires: 02/13/24
FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season ten is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C.
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Appraisal: Panerai Radiomir with Rolex Movement, ca. 1942
Appraisal: French Tabernacle Door, ca. 1800
Appraisal: Gorham Sterling Silver Polar Bear Ice Pick, ca. 1870
Appraisal: KPM 'The Hermit' Porcelain Plaque, ca. 1900
Appraisal: Jean Harlow-signed Photo, ca. 1930
Appraisal: 1978 Baltimore Colts Joe Washington Game-used Jersey
Appraisal: Art Smith 'Modernette' Cuff Bracelet, ca. 1945
Appraisal: Regency Mahogany Metamorphic Library Steps, ca. 1800
Appraisal: Union Porcelain Works Pieces, ca. 1879
Appraisal: 1963 Arthur Kern 'Torso' Mixed-media Painting
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