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FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Relatives We Never Knew We Had

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with Téa Leoni on the set of FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Season 4.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with Téa Leoni on the set of FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Season 4.

Airs Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2

Actresses Téa Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries.

On this episode, they are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

In Season 4 of FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Professor Gates explored the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures including Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Suzanne Malveaux, Ana Navarro, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Walken and more.


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Season 1-5 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.