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AMERICAN MASTERS
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

 

Discover the life and career of Raúl Juliá, the charismatic, award-winning actor and humanitarian known for versatile roles on stage and screen, from Shakespearean plays to Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Addams Family.

 

AMERICAN MASTERS: Raúl Juliá

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Beyond the Pale

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Criminal Kind

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Slave Trade

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Science Pioneers

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus, three pioneering scientists who’ve made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world while knowing little about their own ancestry.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Secrets and Lies

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado and Amy Ryan unearth surprising revelations about their family histories, forever altering how they see themselves.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Movies for Grownups with AARP The Magazine

 

Watch actors and filmmakers as they are honored for creating films that resonate with older viewers in this star-studded awards ceremony. Celebrating movies that matter, the Awards champion movies for grownups, by grownups.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
This Land Is My Land

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: This Land Is My Land

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the black experience — and challenging preconceptions about America’s past.

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Homecomings

 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Sterling K. Brown, comedian Sasheer Zamata and musician Jon Batiste discover the unexpected places their ancestors called home, providing new insight into the people and places that made them who they are today.

 

 

 

Dave Chappelle:
The Mark Twain Prize

 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Dave Chappelle.

 

 

 

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