He's Back! Finding Your Roots Returns with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

television Oct 13, 2020

Season 6 of Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., returns to the
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) on October 13th. 

After a long hiatus, season six of Finding Your Roots returns on October 13 with Episode 11 "Fashion's Roots" featuring the ancestries of fashion icons DVF - Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul. 

In total, season six 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, Sterling K. Brown, Mia Farrow, Eric Stonestreet, Amy Ryan and Justina Machado, Jeff Goldblum, Anjelica Huston, and Isabella Rossellini, Terry Gross, Marc Maron, and Issa Rae

  • 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

Season 6 Schedule (part II)

Episode 11 | Fashion's Roots
Tuesday, October 13, 8/7c

Featuring Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles. (Watch Episode)

Episode 12 | DNA Mysteries 
Tuesday, October 20, 8/7c

Featuring with Téa Leoni, and Joe and Madison. (Watch Preview)

Episode 13 | War Stories 
Tuesday, November 10, 8/7c

Featuring Kehinde Wiley, Julianne Moore, and Bill Hader. (Watch Preview)

Episode 14 | Flight 
Tuesday, November 17, 8/7c

Featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Lidia Bastianich, and Scarlett Johannsson. (Watch Preview)

Episode 15 | Breaking Silences 
Tuesday, January 5, 8/7c

Featuring Gayle King, Jordan Peele, and Issa Rae. (Watch Preview)

Episode 15 | Breaking Silences 
Tuesday, January 12, 8/7c

Featuring Nancy Pelosi, Norah O’Donnell, and Zac Posen. (Watch Preview)

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