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Season 6 Preview

Season 6 Preview

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Season 6 Preview

Season six of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premieres at 8/7c on Tuesday, October 8th!
Preview Length 03:09 Premiere: 10.8.19

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Finding Your Roots

About Finding Your Roots

For more than a decade, 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. Professor 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.

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Criminal Kind - S6 E10

Actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien explore their roots with stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.

  • Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00 pm CT on KET2

Freedom Tales - S5 E5

Actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan discover stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

  • Friday February 28, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday February 28, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Roots in Politics - S5 E6

Politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marco Rubio explore their diverse family histories. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors' stories.

  • Friday March 13, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday March 13, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Grandparents and Other Strangers - S5 E1

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees.

  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

Hollywood Royalty - S6 E1

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston, and Mia Farrow unearth surprising new revelations about their family histories, taking them generations beyond their famous cinematic forebears.

  • Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 8:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Friday March 27, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday March 27, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

No Laughing Matter - S5 E7

Comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro, and Sarah Silverman learn about the people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Professor Gates reveals to each guest an unexpected DNA cousin.

  • Friday March 13, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday March 13, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Friday March 20, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Mystery Men - S5 E2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers.

  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 18, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

Off the Farm - S6 E2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the humble roots of comedic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success.

  • Thursday March 19, 2020 9:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 8:00 pm CT on KET2

Hard Times - S5 E8

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny - three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

  • Friday March 20, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday March 20, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Friday March 27, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday March 27, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Reporting on the Reporters - S5 E3

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, and Lisa Ling that their family stories are just as compelling as the news stories they cover.

  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday March 25, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

Homecomings - S6 E3

Sterling K. Brown, Sasheer Zamata, and Jon Batiste discover the places their ancestors called home, providing new insight into the people and places that made them who they are today.

  • Thursday March 26, 2020 9:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 8:00 pm CT on KET2

The Eye of the Beholder - S5 E9

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares the family histories of director Alejandro G. Inarritu, iconoclastic performance artist Marina Abramovic, and painter Kehinde Wiley. These visionary artists find their identities challenged - and affirmed.

  • Friday March 27, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday March 27, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
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Criminal Kind - S6 E10

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Dreaming of a New Land - S5 E4

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Italian Roots - S6 E9

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Reporting on the Reporters - S5 E3

  • Friday February 14, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Slave Trade - S6 E8

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Mystery Men - S5 E2

  • Friday February 7, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Science Pioneers - S6 E7

  • Monday February 10, 2020 5:00 am ET on KET2
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Grandparents and Other Strangers - S5 E1

  • Friday January 31, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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Secrets & Lies - S6 E6

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Beyond the Pale - S6 E5

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Season

Criminal Kind

S6 E10 Length 52:16 Premiere Date 2.25.20

Italian Roots

S6 E9 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2.18.20

Slave Trade

S6 E8 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2.11.20

Science Pioneers

S6 E7 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2.4.20

Secrets & Lies

S6 E6 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1.28.20

Beyond the Pale

S6 E5 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1.21.20

This Land Is My Land

S6 E4 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Homecomings

S6 E3 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1.7.20

Off the Farm

S6 E2 Length 52:36 Premiere Date 10.15.19

Hollywood Royalty

S6 E1 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 10.8.19

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