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FINDING YOUR ROOTS

Season 4

Tuesdays, October 3 – December 19, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

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Program Description

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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 including Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Suzanne Malveaux, Ana Navarro, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Walken and more.

Upcoming Episodes

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  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Tragedy + Time = Comedy

    Uncover a history of tragedies and triumphs in the families of three of America’s funniest men.

    Airdate: 12/5/2017

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    FIYO: 304

    OB: 1/26/16

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Family Reunions

    Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop through the use of DNA technology.

    Airdate: 12/5/2017

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 307

    OB: 2/16/16

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: The Vanguard

    Learn why Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock’s ideas of their families are upended.

    Airdate: 12/12/2017

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    FIYO: 404

    OB: 10/24/17

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Southern Roots

    Uncover the family stories, rooted in the South, of Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

    Airdate: 12/12/2017

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 409

    OB: 12/12/17

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: The Impression

    Join Larry David and Bernie Sanders, who learn they have more in common than they thought.

    Airdate: 12/19/2017

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    FIYO: 401

    OB: 10/3/17

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Funny Business

    Hear the contrasting stories of comedic performers Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari.

    Airdate: 12/19/2017

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 410

    OB: 12/19/17

Press Materials

  • FOURTH SEASON OF “FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.” TO AIR THIS FALL ON PBS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 3, 2017

    Program Release
  • TCA Bios

    Program Release

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