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FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Hard Times

Airs Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with filmmaker Michael Moore while taping FINDING...

Credit: Courtesy of McGee Media/Ark Media

Above: Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with filmmaker Michael Moore while taping FINDING YOUR ROOTS.

On this episode, host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloë Sevigny — three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

Photo credit: Courtesy of McGee Media/Ark Media

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with actress Chloë Sevigny while taping FINDING YOUR ROOTS.

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Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloë Sevigny—three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

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

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About Season 5:

Season 5 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 Laura Linney and S. Epatha Merkerson; and actors Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloë Sevigny and Kal Penn.

This season 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.

CREDITS:

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 and Sabin Streeter are directors.

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