Finding Your Roots

 (53)2021TV-PG
Renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns for a new season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS. Using genealogical detective work and cutting-edge DNA analysis, Gates guides influential guests deep into the branches of their family trees, revealing surprising stories of love, hardship, and triumph that transcend borders and merge to form an American root system fortified by its diversity.
Starring
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Genres
Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. To the Manor Born
    January 19, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the surprising lineages of actor Glenn Close and director John Waters, digging into centuries past to encounter a succession of bold forebears who found fortune amidst drama and rebellion.
  2. 2. Against All Odds
    January 26, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces media personality Andy Cohen and radio journalist Nina Totenberg to Jewish ancestors who journeyed from Russia to America determined to overcome enormous odds in the face of oppression.
  3. 3. No Irish Need Apply
    February 2, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the roots of actor Jane Lynch and comedian Jim Gaffigan, exploring the experience of their Irish ancestors on America’s shores—an experience characterized by sacrifice and religious persecution.
  4. 4. The Shirts on their Backs
    February 9, 2021
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the immigrant roots of actors Tony Shalhoub and Christopher Meloni, introducing ancestors who confronted inconceivable challenges almost entirely alone.
  5. 5. Write My Name in the Book of Life
    February 16, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons understand the experiences of their enslaved ancestors, uncovering extraordinarily rare first-person accounts of their relatives who endured bondage.
  6. 6. Country Roots
    February 23, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the remarkable backgrounds of country music icons Clint Black and Rosanne Cash, traveling generations into the past to trace lineages from the shores of Sicily to the American South.
  7. 7. The New World
    April 13, 2021
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family trees of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa, introducing them to ancestors who arrived in North America long before the birth of the United States. Using a mix of documents and DNA, Gates guides his guests on journeys from Spain to Mexico, England to Plymouth Rock, compelling them to re-imagine their families as well as their nation.

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Directors
Sabin StreeterKrista Whetstone
Producers
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Dyllan McGeePeter KunhardtSabin StreeterNatalia WarcholJenny SorinElizabeth Woller WilsonKevin BurkeJosh GleasonPrisca Pointdujour
Season year
2021
Network
PBS
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