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Finding Your Roots — November 2020

For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom and compassion. Season Six continues in November as Gates explores the roots of actors Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson, and Lupita Nyong’o, comedian Bill Hader, painter Kehinde Wiley, and chef Lidia Bastianich, plus a hilarious and sobering look at the ancestry of director Larry David and Senator Bernie Sanders.


FINDING YOUR ROOTS:
WAR STORIES
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7 PM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Julianne Moore, comedian Bill Hader, and painter Kehinde Wiley, revealing how their ancestors’ military service left an indelible mark on both their families and on their country.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/10/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/12/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 11/14/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/16/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 11/16/2020 @ 3am
Finding Your Roots

War Stories Preview

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Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, and Kehinde Wiley discover surprising roots.


Finding Your Roots

Flight Preview

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Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, and Lidia Bastianich discover surprising roots.

FINDING YOUR ROOTS:
FLIGHT
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7 PM

Actors Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o, and chef Lidia Bastianich, are three women whose families crisscrossed the globe to escape oppression and find opportunity, leaving the women with questions about their relatives who stayed behind.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/17/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/19/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 11/21/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/23/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 11/23/2020 @ 3am

FINDING YOUR ROOTS:
THE IMPRESSION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 7 PM

Two guests linked by one hilarious impersonation trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Europe. Larry David discovers his German heritage by way of ancestors who settled in Mobile, Alabama in the mid-19th century, including one who became a slaveholding Confederate. Bernie Sanders gains a greater understanding of his father’s dangerous childhood in Austrian Galicia during World War I.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/24/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/25/2020 @ Noon
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/26/2020 @ 4am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/27/2020 @ Midnight
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sat, 11/28/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 11/30/2020 @ 3am
Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots Season 4 - Episode 1 Promo

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Larry David and Bernie Sanders join Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Finding Your Roots.