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FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Anchored To The Past

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Gretchen Carlson on FINDING YOUR ROOTS

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Above: Gretchen Carlson on FINDING YOUR ROOTS "Anchored To The Past."

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines how journalists Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon were able to overcome biases in their careers, drawing parallels to relatives who met profound challenges of their own.

Photo credit: Courtesy of McGee Media

Don Lemon on FINDING YOUR ROOTS "Anchored To The Past."

Anchored to the Past: Preview

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines how journalists Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon were able to overcome biases in their careers, drawing parallels to relatives who met profound challenges of their own.

About Season 7:

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families in Season 7 of the critically acclaimed PBS series FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR, offering viewers ten new episodes that will continue through May 2021.

Among them are actors Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Jane Lynch, Audra MacDonald, Tony Shalhoub and Christopher Meloni; acclaimed musicians Clint Black, Rosanne Cash and Pharrell Williams; groundbreaking directors Kasi Lemmons and John Waters; renowned journalists Gretchen Carlson and Nina Totenberg; hilarious comedians Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan; popular late night personality Andy Cohen; and more to be announced.

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Season 7: Official Preview

A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres on January 19 at 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores fascinating ancestries and family mysteries for an array of notable guests. Airing: 01/19/21

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Join The Conversation:

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

FINDING YOUR ROOTS is on Facebook.

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

Photo credit: Courtesy of McGee Media

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Credits:

A production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the writer, host, and executive producer. Dyllan McGee and Peter Kunhardt are executive producers. John F. Wilson is the executive producer in charge for WETA. Bill Gardner is the executive in charge for PBS. Sabin Streeter is the senior producer. Natalia Warchol is the series producer. Hanna Olson is the consulting producer. Sabin Streeter and Krista Whetstone are directors.

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