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TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? to Feature Bryan Cranston & Tom Bergeron – Aug. 23 & 30, 2015

Bryan Cranston and Tom Bergeron discover absent fathers and a king’s daughter! There are just two shows left this season — and these final episodes include some truly fascinating celebrity family stories. Bryan Cranston follows clues to a paternal line full of revelations. And Tom Bergeron travels from France to Canada to find a filles […]

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Who Do You Think You Are? to Reprise Highlights from Past Seasons & Unveil Outtakes From the Vault!

The Learning Channel will air a special episode of the series Who Do You Think You Are? entitled ‘Into The Archives’ this Sunday. The special digs into its archives, featuring highlights throughout the past seasons, including triumphs and tragedies, delightful discoveries and sobering moments. This special episode also unveils outtakes and never-before-seen footage from the […]

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Alfre Woodard to Be Featured on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday, August 9, 2015

TLC was kind enough to supply me with a screener for the upcoming show again this week. Alfre Woodard will be the featured celebrity on TLC’s Who Do You think You Are? this Sunday, August 9, 2015. The episode is scheduled for 8pm/9c. Actress Alfre Woodard’s grandfather died before she knew him, and his family […]

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“Finding Your Roots” Series Remains in a Timeout

It was earlier rumored that Finding Your Roots was returning to finish Season Three. Now it seems that may have been premature. Following is an excerpt from the August 3, 2015 nydailynews.com: BEVERLY HILLS — Stung by Ben Affleck whitewashing his family history, PBS says its popular “Finding Your Roots” series remains in a timeout. […]

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Ancestry Helps “Hicks Baby” Find Her Mother

The following is from the August 5 New York Daily News. It took one woman more than half a century to find a piece of her familial roots. Kriste Hughes, 51, was reunited with her birth mother and brother after a lengthy search. Hughes was one of 200 children sold into adoption on the black […]

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JK Rowling Featured on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? This Sunday, August 2, 2015.

I again had the opportunity to watch a screener for the upcoming Who Do You Think You Are? episode this last week. This one features J.K. Rowling as she sets off on a journey in France to trace her mother’s roots. She discovered that a family war story might not be what she thought when […]

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Who Do You Think You Are? To Feature Ginnifer Goodwin This Sunday

The Learning Channel’s Who Do You Think You Are? Premieres this Sunday, July 26 at 9/8c. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (from ABC’s Once Upon a Time) is this week’s celebrity. I was allowed to view a “screener” of the episode. I found it to be a bit of a tearjerker, and fascinating. Be sure and tune […]

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TLC Announces Summer Season Celebrities for “Who Do You Think You Are?”

I happen to love TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” They have now announced who the celebs will be for the Summer Season 2015. I will be writing a lot more about this as time goes on. The following was received from The Learning Channel: Series returns Sunday, July 26 at 9/8c The two-time […]

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PBS Pulls “Finding Your Roots” After Ben Affleck Debacle

PBS has pulled “Finding Your Roots.” I’m guessing they didn’t like all the lousy publicity that they received over the seeming “cover-up” of Ben Affleck’s ancestry. So Season Three is ending before it gets started. That’s too bad, for over all, it was a good program. The following teaser is from an article written by […]

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The BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Announces Season 12 Celebrities

The following news release is from the BBC Media Center website. Who Do You Think You Are? from Wall To Wall (a Warner Bros Television Production UK Ltd company) is back with another glittering line-up of much-loved faces delving in to their family trees. Stars from the world of film and TV, theatre, music, cookery, […]

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“Roots” Gets a Television Remake by A&E Networks – to Air in 2016

The following except is from the CNN website. (CNN) One of the biggest TV events of all time is being reimagined for new audiences. “Roots,” the epic miniseries about an African-American slave and his descendants, had a staggering audience of over 100 million viewers back in 1977. Now A&E networks are remaking the miniseries, to […]

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Ben Affleck’s ancestor may not have owned slaves at all…

I and many others wrote last week about Ben Affleck and his ancestor’s slaves. Now comes an article posted on The Daily Beast website that points out that Affleck’s ancestor may not have owned slaves at all. Following is a teaser. But new research conducted by The Daily Beast and Georgia genealogist Barbara Stock suggests […]

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TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? to Feature Melissa Etheridge This Sunday

This Sunday, Who Do You Think You Are? will feature Melissa Etheridge – as she goes on a journey to uncover her father’s maternal roots. Ms. Etheridge is an American rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter. In this season finale episode, Melissa finds French Canadian ancestors who were shaken by a scandalous lawsuit, a turbulent relationship entangled […]

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Ben Affleck Apologizes for Attempting to Conceal Slave-Owning Ancestry

A few days ago, Ben Affleck apologized for the attempt to conceal slave-owning ancestry, which turned up during research for the PBS documentary “Finding Your Roots.” Wikileaks published emails which showed the attempt – which seemed to have worked… for a while. I find it humorous to see that Affleck was embarrassed by the facts. […]

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Who Do You Think You Are? to Feature Bill Paxton Sunday, April 19 on TLC

This week’s Who Do You Think You Are? features Bill Paxton – maybe best known for his lead role in the movie “Twister.” Bill always wondered if he was related to Texan hero, Sam Houston (who he just happens to be playing in a movie out next year). After Bill sees that indeed he and […]

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