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Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families in the sixth season of the critically acclaimed PBS series FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. The new sixteen-episode season premieres on October 8, 2019 (check local listings) on PBS.

This season features 27 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. Among them are actors Jeffrey Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Melissa McCarthy and Sterling K. Brown; groundbreaking director Jordan Peele, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; acclaimed journalists Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell; musicians Queen Latifah and Jon Batiste; legendary fashion designers Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and Zac Posen; as well as a host of other luminaries, including Jeff Goldblum, Anjelica Huston, Isabella Rossellini, Terry Gross, Marc Maron, Eric Stonestreet, Issa Rae, Amy Ryan and Justina Machado. Some of the guests whose stories we will revisit this season include actors Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei; journalist Lisa Ling; radio talk show host Joe Madison; musician Questlove; and late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel.  

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FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Six includes the following episodes:

  • “Hollywood Royalty” with Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow
  • “Off the Farm” with Melissa McCarthy, Eric Stonestreet
  • “Homecomings” with Sterling K. Brown, Jon Batiste, Sasheer Zamata
  • “This Land is My Land” with Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Wright
  • “Beyond the Pale” with Terry Gross, Marc Maron, Jeff Goldblum
  • “Secrets & Lies” with Sigourney Weaver, Amy Ryan, Justina Machado
  • “Science Pioneers” with Harold E. Varmus, Francis Collins, Shirley Jackson
  • “Slave Trade” with Questlove, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ava DuVernay
  • “Italian Roots” with Marisa Tomei, Jimmy Kimmel, John Turturro
  • “Criminal Kind” with Laura Linney, Lisa Ling, Soledad O’Brien
  • “Fashion’s Roots” with Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, RuPaul
  • “Breaking the Silences” with Gayle King, Jordan Peele, Issa Rae
  • “DNA Mysteries” with Ann Curry, Téa Leoni, Joe Madison
  • “War Stories” with Kehinde Wiley, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader
  • “Flight” with Lupita Nyong’o, Lidia Bastianich, Scarlett Johansson
  • “Coming to America” with Nancy Pelosi, Norah O’Donnell, Zac Posen
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