Sunday, January 6, 2019

"Finding Your Roots" Starts Season 5 on PBS on Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The 10-episode series for Season 5 of "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." starts this Tuesday evening (8 January) at 8 p.m. EST/MST/PST and 7 p.m. CST - but please check the schedule on your local PBS station.

This season features an array of celebrated guests who are cultural trailblazers with fascinating family stories, including Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei; Emmy and Golden Globe Award winners Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney and S. Epatha Merkerson; and actors Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny and Kal Penn. Season Five also includes superstar author George R.R. Martin; acclaimed journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe Madison and Lisa Ling; bestselling author and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg; TV hosts Seth Meyers and Michael Strahan; artists Marina Abramovic and Kehinde Wiley; politicians Marco Rubio, Tulsi Gabbard and Paul Ryan; Academy Award-winning filmmakers Alejandro Innaritu and Michael Moore; and comedians Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

The ten episodes are:

  • “The Stories Encoded In Our DNA” with Andy Samberg and George R.R. Martin
  • “Mystery Men” with Michael K. Williams and Felicity Huffman
  • “Truth Tellers” with Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling
  • “Dreaming of a New Land (Between Worlds)” with Sheryl Sandberg, Kal Penn and Marisa Tomei
  • “Freedom Tales” with S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan
  • “Into The Wild” with Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloe Sevigny
  • “Roots in Politics” with Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan
  • “The Eye of the Beholder” with Marina Abramovic, Alejandro Innaritu and Kehinde Wiley
  • “No Laughing Matter” with Tig Notaro, Seth Meyers and Sarah Silverman
  • “All in the Family” with Joe Madison, Dr. Gates’ personal DNA story and “The Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings” STEM Camp

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