Finding Your Roots, Season 4 10x52
Working with a team of professional genealogists, geneticists and historians, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 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. The fourth season of the Finding Your Roots series advances this journey with a special focus on the experiences of individual families across time, looking at how our ancestors have preserved and redefined cherished traditions as they’ve crossed the globe. Hosted and written by Gates, the series moves fluidly from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, uniting us all through emotional moments that enrich and enlighten—encouraging us to look at our world through a wider, more inclusive lens. In these ten episodes viewers will discover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 fascinating guests, including Carmelo Anthony, Ava DuVernay, Téa Leoni, Ana Navarro, Bernie Sanders, Questlove and Christopher Walken. Taken together, their stories illuminate the vast kaleidoscope of culture, race and experience that make up the United States and the world.
Season 4 dives into the genealogy of: Larry David, Bernie Sanders, Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Christopher Walken, Carly Simon, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay, Janet Mock, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, William H. Macy, Bryant Gumbel, Suzanne Malveaux, Tonya Lewis-Lee, Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony, Ana Navarro, Tea Leoni, Gaby Hoffmann, Questlove, Dr. Phil, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro.
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