Posts Tagged: TV

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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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 Starts Season Two Tonight. Episode Set in New Orleans

PBS kicks off the second season of Genealogy Roadshow (http://www.pbs.org/genealogy-roadshow/home/) tonight, Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015. In the Greater Cleveland (Ohio) area, it will be aired on Channel WVIZ (http://www.ideastream.org/) at 8 pm. It also will be available at the same broadcast time on Channel WEAO (http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/). The setting for this episode is the Cabildo, the present-day

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Woman Finds Photo from Vietnam, Search for Owner Ensues

Here’s another example of how modern communication channels work. It involves a Vietnam era photograph found in a parking lot. Here is some of the story: A woman in Southwest Ohio is asking for individuals to take a few moments and give a close look at a seemingly decades-old photograph. According to WDTN, Samantha Bryson

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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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