Season 8 of Finding Your Roots to Start in January on the Public Broadcasting System #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen




Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates will premier in January with ten new episodes. It will show in the United States and Canada on Tuesdays at 8/7central. It is best to check with your local Public Broadcasting System for date and time.


Among the guests learning about their roots are:


Amy Carlson (“Blue Bloods”), Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Tony Danza, Raúl Esparza (“Law & Order: SVU”), Kathryn Hahn (“Wandavision”), Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Nathan Lane, John Leguizamo, Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) and Melissa Villaseñor (“Saturday Night Live”); multi-hyphenates Pamela Adlon, Lena Waithe and Regina King; filmmakers Lee Daniels (“Empire,” Precious) and Damon Lindelof (“Watchmen,” “Lost”); fashion legend André Leon Talley; journalist Erin Burnett; talk show and radio host Mario Lopez; restaurateur David Chang; and activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill.


It will show on the Public Broadcasting System. Best to check your local PBS Station as to the start date and time.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee