Episode 4: Dreaming of a New Land

Premiered Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve. 

Dr. Gates reveals the family history of Kal Penn, Sheryl Sandberg and Marisa Tomei.
Kal Penn | Where Are You From?

Kal Penn | Where Are You From?

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the family history of Kal Penn.

Sheryl Sandberg | Studying Resilience

Sheryl Sandberg | Studying Resilience

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Sheryl Sandberg.

Marisa Tomei | Surprise Celebrity Cousin

Marisa Tomei | Surprise Celebrity Cousin

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of Marisa Tomei.

More About The Guests Featured In This Episode

Season 5 Finding Your Roots

 

Season 5 

Discover the surprising ancestral stories of 25 fascinating guests, including Marisa Tomei, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny, Kal Penn, George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe Madison, Lisa Ling, Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan and more in season five of Finding Your Roots. Learn more here.

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