Finding Your Roots
|Finding Your Roots|
|Directed by||John Maggio, Jesse Sweet, Caitlin McNally, Jack Youngelson, Sabin Streeter, Julia Marchesi|
|Presented by||Henry Louis Gates, Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Producer(s)||Rachel Dretzin, Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt, Stephen Segaller|
|Production company(s)||Kunhardt McGee Productions, Ark Media and Inkwell Films|
|Original run||March 25, 2012– May 20, 2012|
Finding Your Roots is a ten-part Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television series hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates. The series originally aired March 25 – May 20, 2012 from 8–9 p.m. EDT.
The series uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to find the family history of 25 Americans. Genetic techniques include Y-chromosome DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA analyses to infer both ancient and recent genetic relationships.
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- Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Yasir Qadhi, and Rick Warren (aired April 15, 2012)
- Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr. (aired April 22, 2012)
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- Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez (aired May 20, 2012)
- "Family Tree’s Startling Roots". New York Times. March 19, 2012.