Finding Your Roots: Season 4 For more than a decade - beginning with the premiere of his groundbreaking series AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES - renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America's sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Working with a team of professional genealogists, geneticists, and historians, Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.
The fourth season of the FINDING YOUR ROOTS series advances this journey with a special focus on the experiences of individual families across time, looking at how our ancestors have preserved and redefined cherished traditions as they've crossed the globe. Hosted and written by Gates, the series moves fluidly from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, uniting us all through emotional moments that enrich and enlighten - encouraging us to look at our world through a wider, more inclusive lens. In these ten episodes viewers will discover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 fascinating guests, including Carmelo Anthony, Ava DuVernay, Téa Leoni, Ana Navarro, Bernie Sanders, Questlove, and Christopher Walken. Taken together, their stories illuminate the vast kaleidoscope of culture, race, and experience that make up our nation and world.
Producer: Sabin Streeter, Hannah Olson
Executive Producer: Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt
Production Company: McGee Media; Inkwell Films, Inc
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Director: Jamila Wignot, Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Muriel Soenens, Hannah Olson, Sabin Streeter
Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Writers: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen