Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the deep Mexican roots of talk show host Mario Lopez and comedian Melissa Villaseñor, uncovering ancestors stretching back to the 1500s. Weaving together stories of migratory farmers, Spanish Conquistadors and Native Americans, Gates conjures up personal histories of diverse, sometimes conflicting, elements.
Mario Lopez discovers that his great-grandfather once visited America.
Mario Lopez learns about his grandfather's plan to become a U.S. citizen.
Melissa Villaseñor reads about the shooting death of her great-grandfather.
Melissa Villaseñor gets emotional reading the 1908 birth record of her great-grandmother.