FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Regina King, Terry Crews, Raúl Esparza, Kathryn Hahn, and More Set for Season 8 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Regina King, Terry Crews, Raúl Esparza, Kathryn Hahn, and More Set for Season 8

August 10, 2021 by  


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FINDING YOUR ROOTS season 8 debuts in January 2022, with ten new episodes.

The subjects of the new season? Amy Carlson, Terry Crews, Tony Danza, Raúl Esparza, Kathryn Hahn, Rebecca Hall, Nathan Lane, John Leguizamo, Leslie Odom Jr., Melissa Villaseñor, Pamela Adlon, Lena Waithe, Regina King, Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof, André Leon Talley, Erin Burnett, Mario Lopez, David Chang, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Anita Hill.

“I am thrilled to share the deeply moving and surprising stories of the wide range of guests in season 8 of FINDING YOUR ROOTS,” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. said in a statement. “I am humbled by the passion and the support our series has inspired from every sector of our society. Our guests–and their ancestors–embody what Finding Your Roots and the American Experience are all about: America is a nation of immigrants, willing and unwilling, but at the level of the genome, despite our apparent differences, we are 99% the same. Each of us is complicated in our own unique ways, but each of us descends from ancestors who have a story to tell and the goal of FINDING YOUR ROOTS is to allow them, at long last, to tell those stories. At a time when our country has witnessed so much strife over the last year, it is so important to remind our fellow citizens of how much we share in common. That so many talented people participated in this season in the face of the pandemic is a testament to the power of storytelling. In the most challenging of times, it is comforting–and inspiring–to know where you come from, and to reaffirm the unity of the American people.”

FINDING YOUR ROOTS “uses every tool available—from cutting-edge DNA research to old-school genealogical sleuthing—revealing long-buried secrets and hidden aspects of our shared history. Along the way, the series compiles family trees that span the globe—from the United States to South America, Europe to Africa, Asia and more. Episode to episode, audiences will meet guests’ ancestors who crisscrossed the globe to become businesspeople and bootleggers, war heroes and criminals, farmers and factory workers, all the while persevering under the most extraordinary circumstances. Together, the arc of each guest’s family personalizes history while emphasizing the human connections that unite everyone.”

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