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FINDING YOUR ROOTS

Season 7

Season premieres Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 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.

Upcoming Episodes

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  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: The Vanguard

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

    Airdate: 3/16/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 404

    OB: 10/24/17

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Reporting on the Reporters

    Journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling learn their fascinating family histories.

    Airdate: 3/16/2021

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM

    FIYO: 503

    OB: 1/22/2019

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Freedom Tales

    Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family history of S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan.

    Airdate: 3/30/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 505

    OB: 2/5/2019

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: The New World

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the ancestors of actor John Lithgow and journalist Maria Hinojosa.

    Airdate: 4/13/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 707

    OB: 4/13/2021

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Laughing on the Inside

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides comedians Lewis Black and Roy Wood, Jr. with their family trees.

    Airdate: 4/20/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 708

    OB: 4/20/2021

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: On Broadway

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin.

    Airdate: 4/27/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 709

    OB: 4/27/2021

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Anchored to the Past

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the family trees of journalists Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon.

    Airdate: 5/4/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 710

    OB: 5/4/2021

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS: The Vanguard

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

    Airdate: 3/16/2021

    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

    FIYO: 404

    OB: 10/24/17

Press Materials

  • “FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.” SEASON SEVEN PREMIERES JANUARY 19, 2021

    Press Release
  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. Season 7 Episode Descriptions

    Additional Information
  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS Virtual Press Tour Summer 2020 Panelist Bios

    Bio
  • 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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