Finding Your Roots

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This season viewers will discover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 fascinating guests, including Carmelo Anthony, Ava DuVernay, Téa Leoni, Ana Navarro, Bernie Sanders, Questlove, and Christopher Walken.
Starring
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Impression
    October 2, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Larry David and Bernie Sanders, linked by one hilarious impersonation, trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Europe. Through DNA testing they learn that there is more to their uncanny likeness than suspected.
  2. 2. Unfamiliar Kin
    October 9, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fred Armisen, Carly Simon and Christopher Walken learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them, then comes to see his or herself in a new light based on these freshly revealed facts.
  3. 3. Puritans and Pioneers
    October 16, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hollywood mainstays Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy discover family legacies that predate the United States itself. Taken together, these stories from the past show our guests how personal choices can change history.
  4. 4. The Vanguard
    October 23, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock find their identities challenged, but when their ancestors’ lives are placed in historical context, gain an appreciation for their family narratives and the diversity of the black experience.
  5. 5. Immigrant Nation
    October 30, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro explore the challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.
  6. 6. Black Like Me
    November 6, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Three African-American guests, Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux, delve deep into their family trees, discovering stories that challenge our assumptions about black history.
  7. 7. Children of the Revolution
    November 13, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro explore how their family trees were shaped by political turmoil and violence, discovering unexpected ancestry along the way.
  8. 8. Relatives We Never Knew We Had
    November 20, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Téa Leoni and Gaby Hoffman, whose lives have been shaped by family mysteries, are introduced to ancestors they never knew they had.
  9. 9. Southern Roots
    December 11, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault dig into their roots where slavery shaped families.
  10. 10. Funny Business
    December 18, 2017
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Maya Rudolph, who have mined their family stories for comedy, learn about ancestors who overcame immense suffering.

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Directors
Jamila WignotSabin StreetHazel Gurland-PoolerJosh GleasonHannah OlsonMuriel Soenens
Producers
Sabin StreeterHannah OlsonJoshua GleasonJamila WignotHazel Gurland-PoolerGopi ShastriCaitlin McNallyMuriel SoenensHenry Louis Gates, Jr.Peter KunhardtDyllan McGee
Season year
2017
Network
PBS
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