Renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns for an all-new season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS. Over the course of ten episodes, Gates uses genealogical detective work and cutting-edge DNA analysis to guide twenty-one influential guests through the branches of their family trees, traveling hundreds of years into the past to discover people and places long forgotten.
From islands in the Caribbean to the mountains of Korea; the high plains of Mexico to rural villages in Italy; Eastern European shtetls to the slave plantations of the antebellum South, the surprising stories of extraordinary ancestors are brought back to life from the annals of history.
As the pages turn in each guest's book of life, emotional revelations give way to complex questions about individual and collective identity. Through Gates' discerning touch, FINDING YOUR ROOTS reveals what every family history shares—love, hardship, and triumph—human experiences that transcend borders and merge to form an American root system fortified by its diversity.
The season features actors Pamela Adlon, Amy Carlson, Terry Crews, Tony Danza, Raúl Esparza, Kathryn Hahn, Rebecca Hall, John Legiuzamo, Regina King and Lena Waithe; Broadway stars Nathan Lane and Leslie Odom, Jr; superstar chef David Chang; talk show host and author Mario Lopez; journalists Erin Burnett and André Leon Talley; producers Lee Daniels and Damon Lindelof; comedian Melissa Villaseñor; and activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill.
Producer: Sabin Streeter, Natalia Warchol, Kevin Burke, Matthew Cesario, Jenny Sorin
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt
Production Company: McGee Media; Inkwell Media; Kunhardt Films; WETA Washington, D.C.
Production Year: 2022
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: Krista Whetstone, Sabin Streeter
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Narrator: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 600 minutes
Number of Episodes: 10
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen