By Tammy Reese
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Guests: Julia Roberts and Edward Norton
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actors Edward Norton and Julia Roberts, revealing their hidden connections to American history — and each other.
FINDING YOUR ROOTS Season 9 Episodes 1–10
New Episodes Explore Ancestry Stories of Jim Acosta, Carol Burnett, Jamie Chung, Brian Cox, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Angela Y. Davis, Viola Davis, David Duchovny, Tony Gonzalez, Jeh Johnson, Van Jones, Richard Kind, Cyndi Lauper, Joe Manganiello, Tamera Mowry, Niecy Nash, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and Danny Trejo
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Season 9 Synopsis:
Renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns for an all-new season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS. Over the course of ten episodes, Gates uses genealogical detective work and cutting-edge DNA analysis to guide twenty-one influential guests through the branches of their family trees, uncovering buried secrets and inspiring stories of long-forgotten ancestors. As the pages turn in each guest’s book of life, emotional revelations give way to complex questions about individual and collective identity. Through Gates’ discerning touch, his guests learn what every family history shares — love, courage, and sacrifice — human experiences that transcend borders and merge to form an American root system fortified by its diversity. Along the way, viewers are transported from islands off the coast of Africa to the mountains of Korea; from the high plains of Mexico to rural villages in Scotland; from Eastern European shtetls to the slave plantations of the antebellum South — all in search of the scraps of paper and fragments of DNA that bring our guests’ ancestors to life. The season features actors Jamie Chung, BrianCox, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, David Duchovny, Richard Kind, Joe Manganiello, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and Danny Trejo; pop icon Cyndi Lauper; comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash; athlete and sportscaster Tony Gonzalez; journalists Jim Acosta and Van Jones; activist Angela Y. Davis; and statesman Jeh Johnson.
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Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.
Eventually, she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.
Tammy is an award-winning journalist and is best known for her legendary interviews with Sigourney Weaver, Meagan Good, Laurence Fishburne, Mona Scott- Young, Essie Davis, Omar Epps, Joseph Sikora, Kathleen Robertson, Tonya Pinkins, Carmen Electra, Giancarlo Esposito, Dedee Pfeiffer, Leon, Patina Miller, Nelly, La La Anthony, Neyo, Geena Davis, Britt Lower, Michael James Shaw, Aleks Paunovic, Courtney Kemp, Janet Hubert, Tom Arnold, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Michole Briana White, Matt Cedeño, Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, Ross Marquand, Merritt Wever and many more.
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