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Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., executive producer, host and writer of FIND...

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Above: Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., executive producer, host and writer of FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season 4, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at 8 p.m. on PBS.

This episode features three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil, and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.

Finding Your Roots Season 4 - Episode 9 Promo

This episode features Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Three guests of disparate backgrounds dig into their Southern roots, where slavery and its aftermath shaped families both black and white.

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Catch up! Watch Seasons 1-4 on KPBS Passport now. All of Season 5 will become available in Passport by May 8, 2019.

Season 1-4 DVD Combo is available for purchase at

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FINDING YOUR ROOTS is on Facebook. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is on Facebook, Instagram, and you can follow @HenryLouisGates on Twitter.

Explore and share your family histories via social media, using the hashtag #FindingYourRoots.


A production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the writer, host, and executive producer. Dyllan McGee and Peter Kunhardt are executive producers. Dalton Delan and Anne Harrington are executive producers in charge for WETA. Bill Gardner is the executive in charge for PBS. Sabin Streeter of Ark Media is the senior producer. Hanna Olson is the series producer. Hazel Gurland-Pooler, Josh Gleason, Hannah Olson, Sabin Streeter and Jamila Wignot are directors.


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