Finding Your Roots

 (120)2021TV-PG
The sixth season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS features 27 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields—with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience.
Starring
Amy RyanAnjelica HustonAva DuVernay
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Special InterestDocumentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Hollywood Royalty
    October 7, 2019
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  2. 2. Off the Farm
    October 14, 2019
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the humble roots of comedic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success.
  3. 3. Homecomings
    January 6, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Sterling K. Brown, comedian Sasheer Zamata and musician Jon Batiste discover the unexpected places their ancestors once called home.
  4. 4. This Land is My Land
    January 13, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  5. 5. Beyond the Pale
    January 20, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  6. 6. Secrets and Lies
    January 27, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado, and Amy Ryan unearth surprising revelations about their family histories, forever altering how they see themselves.
  7. 7. Science Pioneers
    February 3, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  8. 8. Slave Trade
    February 10, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  9. 9. Italian Roots
    February 17, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  10. 10. Criminal Kind
    February 24, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  11. 11. Fashion Roots
    October 12, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  12. 12. DNA Mysteries
    October 19, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  13. 13. War Stories
    November 9, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  14. 14. Flight
    November 16, 2020
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o and chef Lidia Bastianich--three women whose families crisscrossed the globe to escape oppression--and find opportunity.
  15. 15. Breaking the Silences
    January 4, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.
  16. 16. Coming to America
    January 11, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    English
    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.

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Cristini PReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsReleasing episodes in phases - changed rating
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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."
17 people found this helpful
AntanaReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsOnly Two Episodes But Charged For An Entire Season
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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.
7 people found this helpful
Sherry L. ClarkReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsOnly two episodes have come through
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I guess I bought it to early? I only have two episodes. Not happy at paying $12 per episode.
11 people found this helpful
debra barrowReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsrepeated episodes
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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.
8 people found this helpful
mary krimendahlReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsStops playing w 7 minutes left
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Stops playing w 7 minutes left.
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ElioxeReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsThe rest of the season?
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I watched the first two episodes, but there were no more. If they aren't added as they are shown, this is highly over priced.
5 people found this helpful
DFReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsGreat season!
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I enjoyed the season but some of the videos ended abruptly and did not play to the end of the show. I felt like I was missing out on the end of the story.
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Sparkle H.Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsGood show!
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Wish they continued with episodes but have to wait now. Always a good show!
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