Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of PBS TV's Finding Your Roots

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Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of PBS TV's Finding Your Roots http://www.blogtalkradio.com/totaltutor/2017/11/20/dr-henry-louis-gates-jr-of-pbs-tvs-finding-your-roots The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of PBS TV's Finding Your Roots. Today’s leading artists, politicians, activists, performers and journalists discover surprising ancestral stories while learning their family history in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed series FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. The 10 new episodes will began airing on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, continues exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of 28 of today’s most intriguing cultural trailblazers. In the fourth season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS, comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought, tracing their roots back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. Comedic performers Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari learn contrasting stories of assimilation and independence all over the globe. Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them. Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors — of all colors — into the greater context of black history.

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