Finding Your Roots
Rising From the Ashes
Season 9 Episode 5 | 52m 11s | WETA Passport
Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis—two people who overcame traumatic childhoods, revealing that they aren’t the first in their families to face enormous odds. From workhouses in Scotland to slave plantations in South Carolina, long-lost records reveal the stories of ancestors who laid the groundwork for Brian and Viola’s success by fighting so hard to survive.
Aired: 01/31/23 | Expires: 01/30/27 |
Extras From This Episode
Brian Cox's Grandfather Was Exposed to Poison Gas in WWI
Clip: S9 Ep5 | 4m 25s
The Hidden Truth in Viola Davis' Family Tree
Clip: S9 Ep5 | 10m 16s
Rising From the Ashes Preview
Preview: S9 Ep5 | 32s
And Still I Rise
S9 Ep8 | 52m 11s | WETA Passport
S9 Ep7 | 52m 11s | WETA Passport
Family: Lost and Found
S9 Ep6 | 52m 11s | WETA Passport
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Finding Your Roots: Season Nine
A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 3, 2023 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides influential guests into their roots, uncovering deep secrets, hidden identities and lost ancestors.Read More
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