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Hold the Laughter

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 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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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.
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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.
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