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Season 8 Sneak Peek

Season 8 Sneak Peek

Finding Your Roots Season 8 is bursting with reveals, including family mysteries solved and long-hidden secrets uncovered for Pamela Adlon, Regina King, Rebecca Hall, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and more! Mark your calendars for an all-new season starting on Tuesday, Jan 4 at 8/7c on PBS.
Preview Length 02:00 Premiere: 12.7.21

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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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Things We Don't Discuss

Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, whose family trees were obscured by scandals, discover the truth about their ancestors.

  • Tuesday January 25, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday January 25, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 27, 2022 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday January 27, 2022 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Friday January 28, 2022 1:00 pm ET on KET
  • Friday January 28, 2022 12:00 pm CT on KET
  • Friday January 28, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Friday January 28, 2022 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 30, 2022 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00 pm CT on KET2

Mexican Roots

Mario Lopez and Melissa Villasenor look at the Mexican American experience as seen through the lens of two families.

  • Tuesday February 1, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday February 1, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET
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  • Friday February 4, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Saturday February 5, 2022 11:00 pm CT on KET2

Fighters

Terry Crews and Tony Danza discover they aren't the first in their families to beat the odds through sheer force of will.

  • Tuesday February 8, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday February 8, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET
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  • Sunday February 13, 2022 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday February 12, 2022 11:00 pm CT on KET2

Forgotten Journeys

John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace the paths of their ancestors, uncovering crucial pieces of their own identities that were lost on the journey to America.

  • Tuesday February 15, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday February 15, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday February 17, 2022 1:03 am ET on KET
  • Thursday February 17, 2022 12:03 am CT on KET
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  • Friday February 18, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday February 20, 2022 12:00 am ET on KET2
  • Saturday February 19, 2022 11:00 pm CT on KET2

Songs of the Past

Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane meet a cast of inspiring ancestors hidden in their family trees.

  • Tuesday February 22, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday February 22, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET
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Children of Exile

  • Sunday January 23, 2022 12:00 am ET on KET2
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  • Friday January 21, 2022 7:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Tuesday January 18, 2022 8:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday January 18, 2022 7:00 pm CT on KET

Activist Roots

  • Sunday January 16, 2022 12:00 am ET on KET2
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Hidden in the Genes

  • Sunday January 9, 2022 12:00 am ET on KET2
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Write My Name in the Book of Life - S7 E5

  • Sunday January 2, 2022 12:09 am ET on KET2
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The Shirts on Their Backs - S7 E4

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Season Episodes

Children of Exile

S8 E3 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1.4.22

Activist Roots

S8 E2 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1.11.22

Hidden in the Genes

S8 E1 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1.4.22

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Escape from Nazi Germany

Clip Length 04:54 Premiere Date 12.20.10

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Clip Length 01:59 Premiere Date 12.20.10

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