PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

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PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

This combination photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, from left, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin, who will be featured on the upcoming season of the PBS series, “Finding Your Roots.”

PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

This combination photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, from left, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin, who will be featured on the upcoming season of the PBS series, “Finding Your Roots.”

PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ looks into political leaders’ past

Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., addresses the audience during an award ceremony for the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass., in 2013. Gates said he hopes this season of his popular PBS series “Finding Your Roots” helps a divided U.S. see how all Americans have unique family links and how those family histories tell the story of the country.