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Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

On this episode, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. investigates the family histories of Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.

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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 Inside Look

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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.