Finding Your Roots, Season 5 Renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. weaves together genealogical detective work with cutting-edge DNA analysis to trace the ancestry of a diverse array of trailblazing public figures. The result is a captivating cross-section of history, illustrating that diversity is both America's strength and its constant.
Over the course of 10 one-hour episodes, we see that each guest's family tree is filled with compelling characters - slaves and kings, artists and entrepreneurs, abandoned children and missing parents, revolutionaries, visionaries, and a wealth of ordinary individuals who lived remarkable lives.
This fifth season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS features a host of celebrated guests including actors Laura Linney, Marisa Tomei, and Michael K. Williams; authors George R.R. Martin and Sheryl Sandberg; journalists Christiane Amanpour and Joe Madison; athlete and television personality Michael Strahan; artists Marina Abramovi and Alejandro G. Iñárritu; politicians Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan; and comedians Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, and Sarah Silverman.
Producer: Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Cece Moore, Hannah Olson, Prisca Pointdujour, Natalia Warchol, Elizabeth Woller Wilson
Production Company: McGee Media; Inkwell Films, Inc
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2019
Director: Sabin Streeter, Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Krista Whetstone
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Actors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen