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FINDING YOUR ROOTS

Season 6

Season Premieres Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

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The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.

Upcoming Episodes

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  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Homecomings

    Follow Sterling K. Brown, Sasheer Zamata and Jon Batiste as they learn about unknown ancestors.

    Airdate: 1/7/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 603

    OB: 1/7/2020

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: This Land is My Land

    Learn more about the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright.

    Airdate: 1/14/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 604

    OB: 1/14/2020

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Beyond the Pale

    Explore the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron.

    Airdate: 1/21/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 605

    OB: 1/21/2020

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Secrets & Lies

    Discover the surprising family histories of actors Sigourney Weaver, Justina Machado and Amy Ryan.

    Airdate: 1/28/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 606

    OB: 1/28/2020

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Science Pioneers

    Follow the families of pioneering scientists Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus.

    Airdate: 2/4/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 607

    OB: 2/4/2020

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Slave Trade

    Trace the unexpected histories of Ava DuVernay, S. Epatha Merkeson and Questlove’s ancestors.

    Airdate: 2/11/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 608

    OB: 2/11/2020

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Italian Roots

    Discover the Italian roots of talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, Marisa Tomei and John Turturro.

    Airdate: 2/18/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 609

    OB: 2/18/2020

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Criminal Kind

    Uncover the outlaw roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien.

    Airdate: 2/25/2020

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 610

    OB: 2/25/2020

Press Materials

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season 6 Summer 2019 TCA Bios

    Press Release
  • SEASON SIX OF “FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.” PREMIERES FALL 2019 AND AIRS THROUGH FALL 2020 ON PBS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 8

    Press Release

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