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Born to Sing

Season 10 Episode 1 | 52m 12s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of singers Alanis Morissette and Ciara—using DNA analysis and genealogical detective work to trace lineages that run from shtetls in Eastern Europe to Jazz Age Harlem. Along the way, Alanis and Ciara reimagine their families and meet the people who laid the groundwork for their success—including one ancestor who was at the center of a song.

Aired: 01/01/24 | Expires: 01/30/24
Born to Sing
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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Iliza reacts emotionally to discovering her family's history is tied to the Holocaust.
Iliza Schlesinger is shocked to learn that her DNA cousin is a fellow famous comedian.
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