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Season 10 Episode 5 | 52m 11s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the roots of comedians Bob Odenkirk and Iliza Shlesinger—two very funny people whose family trees brim with stories that are more drama than comedy. Moving from Napoleonic France to Nazi-occupied Poland to the castle of a European duke, Gates introduces them to relatives who took great risks and overcame enormous hardships for the sake of their families.

Aired: 01/29/24 | Expires: 02/27/24
Finding Your Roots Season 10
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.
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.
Bob Odenkirk discovers that his sixth great-grandfather was the Duke of Plune.
Ed O'Neill's maternal ancestors migrated from Ireland escape the Great Potato Famine.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares ancestry with actor Danielle Brooks & singer Dionne Warwick.
Reflecting on his mother's difficult upbringing moves Sammy Hagar to tears.
Sammy Hagar's DNA test results show he doesn't genetically belong to the Hagar lineage.
Wes hears the story of his how his ancestor journeyed on the Trail of Tears.
Ed O'Neill caught the acting bug by re-enacting movie scenes to his childhood friends.