Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston and Mia Farrow unearth surprising new revelations about their family histories, taking them generations beyond their famous cinematic forebears.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the black experience — and challenging preconceptions about America’s past.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross, and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson, and Harold E.Varmus--three pioneering scientists who’ve made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Ava DuVernay, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history—and their own family trees.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of talk show-host Jimmy Kimmel and actors Marisa Tomei and John Turturro, introducing them to ancestors who made immense sacrifices to bring their families from Italy to America.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien—telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA detective work to solve mysteries in the family trees of actor Téa Leoni, and radio host Joe Madison, introducing each of them to parents and grandparents whose names they’ve never heard before.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Julianne Moore, comedian Bill Hader, and painter Kehinde Wiley, revealing how their ancestors’ military service left an indelible mark on their families--and on their country.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family secrets of journalist Gayle King, film director Jordan Peele, and comedian Issa Rae, introducing them to ancestors who are both black and white, raising profound questions about their family trees.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, news anchor Norah O’Donnell and fashion designer Zac Posen explore their immigrant roots, retracing the journeys of their ancestors who arrived in the United States with a dream.
Cristini PReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsReleasing episodes in phases - changed rating
According to the press release... "SEASON SIX WILL SPAN OCTOBER 2019 TO OCTOBER 2020 WITH TWO NEW EPISODES PREMIERING IN OCTOBER 2019, EIGHT EPISODES PREMIERING IN JANUARY 2020, AND SIX EPISODES PREMIERING IN OCTOBER 2020."
AntanaReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsOnly Two Episodes But Charged For An Entire Season
I was very disappointed with this purchase. I love Finding Your Roots. I thought I was purchasing the entire Season 6 instead only episode 1 and 2 were available so I ended up paying $12.50 per episode. Also towards the end of episode 1 it suddenly cuts off and skips ahead to episode 2. I had to rewind to finish watching the last 7 minutes of episode 1. Not worth the price and deceptive advertising on the part of Amazon. If only 2 episodes were available they should clearly state that and charge appropriately per episode. Paying $12.50 per episode is grossly overpriced when it is available elsewhere on PBS for $2.99 per episode.
will NOT buy a season if there is a new one- most of the most recent releases are repeats of episodes from previous seasons - very annoyed that I spent money for the season only to get episodes that I purchased previously. Love the show and had hoped for new content...VERY disappointed.