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Title Finding Your Roots: Robert Downey Jr. And Maggie Gyllenhall - Series 1, Ep 6 Of 10 / Director: McNally, Caitin
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Series Finding Your Roots ; Series 1, Episode 6
Summary Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers on a remarkable journey with a celebrity group bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link. Trekking through layers of ancestral history, the participants uncover secrets and surprises, and share life-altering discoveries.Guest groupings include award-winning husband-and-wife actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, who both descend from prominent families that have been in America since early settlement. Also, New Orleans jazz masters and close friends Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis, whose European immigrant ancestors made very different choices in the slave-era south.Other guests featured in this heart-warming series include; Robert Downey Jr., Sanjay Gupta, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Margaret Cho, Martha Stewart, Ruth Simmons and Condoleezza Rice.In the first episode, Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal: two individuals whose family histories can be traced far back through the centuries. Downey Jr. marvels at the vastness of his family tree dating back to the 13th century. (From the US) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 5) *New Series* PG CC Follow the conversation on Twitter #SBSdoco
Event Broadcast 2012-11-20 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Downey, Robert, Jr., 1965-.
Ancestor worship.
Celebrities -- Conduct of life.
Celebrities -- Interviews.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author McNally, Caitin, director
Achs, Sam, contributor
Bachrach, Julia, contributor
Berlin, Ira, contributor
Church, George, contributor
Dagsland, Sigvart, contributor
Douglass Bobo, Lawrence, contributor
Downey,, Robert, Jr, contributor
Gyllenhaal, Maggie, contributor
Kimmel Davy, Brenda, contributor