History


New! Anchored to the Past 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines how journalists Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon were able to overcome biases in their careers, drawing parallels to relatives who met profound challenges of their own.

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New! Laughing on the Inside 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides comedians Lewis Black and Roy Wood, Jr. with accounts of hardship in their family trees which may have led them to each find humor in adversity.

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New! NOVA: Hindenburg - The New Evidence 53 min.

On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg, the world’s largest airship, ignited in a giant fireball as it prepared to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey. The chain of events that ignited Hindenburg’s hydrogen remains one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Now, more than 80 years later, new footage has surfaced: an amateur 8mm film that shows the airship’s final seconds from a fresh angle and in unrival...

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New! Against All Odds 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces media personality Andy Cohen and radio journalist Nina Totenberg to Jewish ancestors who journeyed from Russia to America determined to overcome enormous odds in the face of oppression.

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New! Agatha Christie's England 46 min.

Retracing Agatha Christie’s footsteps across England, see how Agatha drew on her surroundings as a magpie would, as both the people, and the places she encountered, found themselves immortalized in her extraordinary canon of work.

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New! The Blinding of Isaac Woodard 114 min.

Discover the 1946 incident of racial violence by police against army sergeant Isaac Woodard. This event led to the racial awakening of President Harry Truman and became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.

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New! Country Roots 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the remarkable backgrounds of country music icons Clint Black and Rosanne Cash, traveling generations into the past to trace lineages from the shores of Sicily to the American South.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Finding Your Roots, Season 7 480 min.

Renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns for an all-new season of Finding Your Roots. Over the course of ten episodes, Gates uses genealogical detective work and cutting-edge DNA analysis to guide twenty influential guests through the branches of their family trees, traveling hundreds of years into the past to discover people and places long forgotten. From coastal towns in Italy to rur...

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New! The New World 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa who thrived in North America long before the birth of the United States.

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New! No Irish Need Apply 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan, exploring the experience of their Irish ancestors on America’s shores—an experience characterized by sacrifice and religious persecution.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021