Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Arts & Culture

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: To The Manor Born

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Courtesy of McGee Media
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Encore Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

On this episode, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the privileged lineages that claim actor Glenn Close and director John Waters as descendants, introducing ancestors who are as bold and independent as they are.

Director John Waters
Courtesy of Greg Goreman/McGee Media
Director John Waters
Advertisement

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 for 2021.

Actress Glenn Close
Courtesy of McGee Media
Actress Glenn Close

Among them are actors Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Jane Lynch, Audra MacDonald, Christopher Meloni and Tony Shalhoub; 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.

Advertisement

Watch On Your Schedule:

This episode is on demand. Catch up! Watch Seasons 4-7 on KPBS Passport now.

Episodes are on demand for a limited time after broadcast. Extend your viewing window with KPBS Passport, video streaming for members supporting KPBS at $60 or more yearly, using your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire or Chromecast. Learn more and activate your benefit now.

With the PBS Video App, you can stream your favorite and local station shows. Download it for free on your favorite device. The app allows you to catch up on recent episodes and discover award-winning shows.

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 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.