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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 07:47 pm
That there was an announcement on May 14 that NBC was cancelling Who Do You Think You Are?
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Saturday, February 4th, 2012 09:55 am
Okay, I really liked last night.

I really like Martin Sheen any way, and I could totally identify with the look on his face when he realized how the lines on his tree converged with two people he had already heard about.

I know there will be naysayers out there - hardly any of us regular folk have the resources to jet around the world on our genealogical journeys, but hey...

If people get interested in their ancestries and motivated to get good information out for other descendants, I say it's a win...
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 06:15 pm
Another encore presentation of Who Do You Think You Are?

I've already seen the Rosie O'Donnell episode.

Like I had already seen the Kim Cattrall episode, and the original BBC version was better.

Did they really only record four episodes this season?
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Saturday, February 26th, 2011 08:20 am
I like Kim Cattrall.

I do not like that the US producers did not disclose that the third episode of Season 2 was actually an *almost* encore presentation of the BBC episode, and that they were leaving some pieces out of it.
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 09:15 am
I haven't blogged yet about my thoughts about Who Do You Think You Are? because they make me feel a bit unpatriotic.

Don't get me wrong. I watched every single episode of the first season and have seen both the first and second episodes this season. My phone alerts me 10 minutes before viewing so I can get comfy.

And I too am glad the producers heard the masses crying out in unison that we *don't* all have ADD and forget where we left off after coming back from the bathroom during the commercial break...

I also agree that the show may skew the impressions of newbie family historians and genealogists about how easy/difficult it is to find your roots.

But this is show business, and what we have here is about 48 minutes (sans commercial breaks) to find the family history of the celebrity of the evening. WDYTYA is to genealogy as CSI is to forensic law.

So this entry is a little late in coming, because my all time favorite WDYTYA hasn't ever aired on NBC. And it won't.

Because it aired on the BBC...



The Brits had it going on with this one...Stephen Fry was just wonderful - genuine and very down to earth.

And he did a lot of his own research.