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FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Breaking The Silences

Jordan Peele
Courtesy of McGee Media
Jordan Peele

Stream or tune in Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. & Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2

On “Breaking The Silences,” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family secrets of journalist Gayle King, director Jordan Peele and comedian Issa Rae, introducing them to ancestors who are both black and white, raising profound questions about their family trees.

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Gayle King
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Gayle King

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.

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, Josh Gleason, Hannah Olson, Sabin Streeter and Jamila Wignot are directors.