Season 6 | Finding Your Roots
Tuesdays, Nov. 10-24, at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.
In sharing their stories, Finding Your Roots uses every tool available, from cutting-edge DNA research to old-school genealogical sleuthing, to reveal long-buried secrets. Spanning the globe, the series compiles family trees that trace throughout the United States and Canada; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Germany, Poland, Ireland, Russia and more. Episode to episode, audiences will meet guests' ancestors who were businesspeople and bootleggers, war heroes and criminals, farmers and immigrants and the persecuted and the persevering under the most extraordinary circumstances. Together, the arc of each guest's family personalizes history while emphasizing the human connections that unite us.
Watch each episode at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date.
Episode One | Nov. 10
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Julianne Moore, comedian Bill Hader, and painter Kehinde Wiley, revealing how their ancestors' military service left an incredible mark on their families... and on their country.
Episode Two | Nov. 17
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o and chef Lidia Bastianich, whose families crisscrossed the globe to escape opression and find opportunity, leaving them with questions about those who stayed behind.
Episode Three | Nov. 24
Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.