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Buried Secrets

Season 10 Episode 4 | 52m 11s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O’Neill uncover their hidden roots, revealing scandals and secrets that their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal. Traveling from criminal underworlds to Civil War battlefields, they explore the meaning of family bonds—meet heroes and villains—and celebrate the virtue of accepting one’s relatives, whoever they may be.

Aired: 01/22/24 | Expires: 02/20/24
Buried Secrets
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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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. maps family trees of comedian Tracy Morgan & actor Anthony Ramos.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares ancestry with actor Danielle Brooks & singer Dionne Warwick.
Sunny Hostin and Jesse Williams discover ancestors from very diverse places.
Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger—two very funny people whose family trees brim with drama
LeVar Burton & Wes Studi grew up fatherless, haunted by questions about their family trees
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. unearths the hidden roots of Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser.
Explore the roots of Alanis Morissette and Ciara and their hidden connections to history.
Henry Louis Gates uncovers the lost roots of actors Billy Crudup and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
Journalists Jim Acosta and Van Jones uncover the ancestors who blazed a trail for them.
Henry Louis Gates reveals the unexpected family trees of Angela Y. Davis and Jeh Johnson
Extras
Anthony Ramos learns about his 15th great-grandfather's fate at the hand of a conquistador
Tracy Morgan's third great-grandfather lived as a free man prior to The Civil War.
Danielle Brooks learns the dollar value of her enslaved fifth great-grandparents.
A 1940 census, reveals that Sonny Hostin's grandmother's father was absent from her home
Jesse learns about his great grandmother on mother’s side from Sweden, who was a singer.
Tracy's family history unfolds with surprising revelations about his great-grandparents.
Anthony Ramos traces his father's mother's roots back to his ninth great grandparents.
Dionne Warwick reacts powerfully to seeing her ancestor listed in an 1870 slave schedule.
Jesse learns about his ancestor, July Hadley's life as an enslaved individual.
Dionne Warwick explores her family history, focusing on her maternal grandfather.