Watch Téa Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann on Tonight’s Episode of Finding Your Roots
The new season of Finding Your Roots on PBS, hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., continues tonight with a new episode! In this episode, 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.
Season 4 Episode 8: Relatives We Never Knew We Had
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.
- Gaby Hoffmann traces the roots of the father she barely knew, exploring a long-held family rumor that her grandfather was illegitimate. In the end, DNA analysis allows her to learn the true identity of her great-grandfather, a Frenchman who abandoned a wife and child in New York to return home to fight in World War I, only to strike up a romance with a French nurse after becoming injured on the battlefield.
- DNA also allows Téa Leoni to learn the true identities and stories of her maternal grandparents, a school teacher and paper mill worker-turned-World War II veteran.
Following the paper trail, both guests take these newfound lines back to the 18th century, and then further back over a thousand years.
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Check Your Local PBS Listings for Finding Your Roots
Click HERE to access information on local listings for Finding Your Roots Season 4. Tonight’s episode airs at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Watch Finding Your Roots Online
Each episode of Finding Your Roots is available for online viewing at the PBS website the day after broadcast, but only for a short period of time (usually 2-3 weeks).
Finding Your Roots Season 4 Schedule
Following is the broadcast schedule for the remaining episodes of Season 4 of Finding Your Roots on PBS:
- Tues., Nov. 21, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Relatives We Never Knew We Had” with Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann
- Tues., Nov. 28, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “The Stories We Tell” with Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker (encore broadcast from Season Three)
- Tues., Dec. 5, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Family Reunions” with Sean Combs and LL Cool J (encore broadcast from Season Three)
- Tues., Dec. 5, 2017, 9 p.m. ET: “Tragedy + Time = Comedy” with Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear and Bill Hader (encore broadcast from Season Three)
- Tues., Dec. 12, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Southern Roots” with Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault
- Tues., Dec. 19, 2017, 8 p.m. ET: “Funny Business” with Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari