Finding Your Roots Season 4

Season 4

Finding Your Roots Season 4

First Air Date: October 02, 2017

First Aired on    :   2017
Episodes    :   10 episodes



Episodes

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4x10 Funny Business (December 19, 2017)


Guests: Amy Schumer and more. Guests who have found fame mining their family stories for comedy learn about ancestors who overcame immense suffering.


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4x09 Southern Roots (December 12, 2017)


Guests: Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Three guests of disparate backgrounds dig into their Southern roots, where slavery and its aftermath shaped families both black and white.


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4x08 Relatives We Never Knew We Had (November 21, 2017)


Guests: Gaby Hoffmann and Téa Leoni. Two guests whose lives have been shaped by family mysteries are introduced to biological ancestors they never knew they had thanks to genetic detective work.


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4x07 Children of the Revolution (November 14, 2017)


Guests: Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro. Three guests explore how their family trees were shaped by political turmoil and violence, discovering sometimes unexpected ancestry along the way.


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4x06 Black Like Me (November 07, 2017)


Guests: Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux. Three African-American guests delve deep into their family trees, discovering unexpected stories that challenge our assumptions about black history.


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4x05 Immigrant Nation (October 31, 2017)


Guests: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro. In this episode, three guests explore the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.


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4x04 The Vanguard (October 24, 2017)


Guests: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock. Three guests who have helped to redefine Black America in the last decade find their identities challenged as they learn about their family origins.


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4x03 Puritans and Pioneers (October 17, 2017)


Guests: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy. Three mainstays of modern-day Hollywood discover family legacies that predate the United States itself.


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4x02 Unfamiliar Kin (October 10, 2017)


Guests: Carly Simon, Christopher Walken, and more. In this episode, three guests each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them. Along the way, two of them also discover that their close relatives were on the wrong side of history.


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4x01 The Impression (October 02, 2017)


Join Larry David and Bernie Sanders, who learn they have more in common than they thought.




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