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Tony award-winner Matthew Broderick stole our hearts with his memorable performance in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and in dramatic films such as "Glory." When Matthew was only 20 old, his father passed away, leaving many unanswered questions about his paternal roots. Through this journey, Matthew hopes he can uncover more about who he is and share his discoveries with his family. Watch Matthew's story.
Full-Episode: Matthew Broderick
On his journey to learn more about his paternal roots, Matthew Broderick discovers the heroic story of his grandfather during World War I and finds the final resting place of his great-great-grandfather who fought in the Civil War. Watch the full episode.
A Soldier's Story
Matthew discovers what happened to his great-great-grandfather, who fought and survived in the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Watch clip.
Bonus Scene: The Things He Carried
Matthew takes a look at some of the things his grandfather used during WWI to save lives and survive. Watch clip.
Bonus Scene: In His Shoes
Using a musket rifle from the Civil War, Matthew experiences what his great-great-grandfather might have gone through on the battlefield. Watch clip.
Matthew was born and raised in New York City and had a very close relationship with his parents, especially his mother, who passed away in 2003. However, Matthew doesn't know much about his father, who died when Matthew was only 20. Now, Matthew is on a mission to uncover the mysteries of his paternal roots.
Read the full episode recap.
Click here to see a photo gallery of what was in Matthew's episode, including the photos from the Civil War. View now.
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Did You Know? The Civil War
There's more to know that wasn't in the episode. Read more about the historical facts here. Find out now.