Posts Tagged: Television

AP Report Previews Tonight’s Finding Your Roots Episode

Yesterday (02 Oct) Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer, previewed a bit of tonight’s premiere of Finding Your Roots on PBS. She wrote: If there’s a bigger cheerleader for genealogy research than Henry Louis Gates Jr. it’s unlikely they’re nearly as well-connected. The prominent Harvard professor once again lures the famous and celebrated to PBS’ “Finding

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I’m Looking Forward to Finding Your Roots beginning Oct 3

It’s time once again to watch the television series “Finding Your Roots.” The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as host premieres on Tuesday, October 3 at 8/7c. Once again, Prof. Gates will present genealogical research results for celebrities. In the past, he has highlighted interesting stories and the guests are

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Stumbling onto Route 66 TV series

Today I decided to do a Google search for Glauber Brass Manufacturing Co., a foundry in Kinsman, Ohio, specializing in plumbing fixtures. My father, Walfrid Herbert Huskonen, worked for Glauber Brass in the late 1930s and early 1940s (I don’t know the exact dates) as a patternmaker. I have heard that he commuted 12 miles daily

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BYUtv to Debut Series Premiere of “Relative Race,” First Family History-Based Reality

BYUtv recently sent out this news release: BYUtv will debut its all-new original, unscripted competition reality show, Relative Race, on Sunday, February 28 at 8pm ET/6pm MT. Relative Race follows four married couples on a 10-day journey across the country as they complete challenges, meet unknown relatives traced through DNA and compete for a $25,000

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We’re Almost Halfway Thru WDYTYA 2015 Season

Can you believe it? With the broadcast last Sunday night, we’re almost halfway through the 2015 season of “Who Do You Think You Are.” To date, the celebrity-based genealogy reality show has featured the following guests:  On Mar 8 Julie Chen, on location in Los Angeles, California; Singapore; Penglai, Shandong, China; on Mar 15 Josh Groban, in

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Who Do You Think You Are — New Season Coming Up March 8

The original announcement from TLC was that the U.S. version of Who Do You Think You Are? will return for a new season on February 24th. In checking on the website, WDYTYA–First Look, we learn that the new season will launch on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The eight new episodes will include celebrities Julie Chen, Angie Harmon,

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Genealogy Roadshow Season Two Coming in January on PBS

Tuesdays this winter will bring Season Two of Genealogy Roadshow <https://www.facebook.com/GenealogyRoadshowPBS> with a diverse new cast of participants who take emotional journeys to explore genealogical mysteries. Episodes for the upcoming season were recorded in St. Louis in August, New Orleans in September, and Philadelphia in October. Each video recording session involved pre-selected locals who have

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Videos Explain DNA and Genetic Genealogy

Videos are available from the Institute for Genetic Genealogy’s International Genetic Genealogy Conference held August 15, 16 and 17, 2014, in Washington D.C. Attendees were emailed links to access all the presentations online, but you can purchase access to the entire package of 27 presentations for $50 and individual videos for $4. The organizers have stated

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Check Out This Genealogy Programming for TV

You probably know that in recent years there have been numerous programs on television about genealogical and family history research.  The other day, I did a Google search for “genealogy on tv” and was rewarded with a surprisingly large number of “hits.” Many involved “Who Do You Think You Are?” the series that recently concluded

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