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TLC Announces Celebrity Contributors for the Spring Season of Who Do You Think You Are?

The following news release was received this morning. Click on the illustration to watch a video promoting the upcoming season. New season premieres Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c The two-time Emmy nominated series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? returns this spring to follow more of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark […]

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“Long Lost Family” to Debute on TLC March 6, at 10/9c

Oh, good… Another genealogy show! And it looks like this one is also researched and sponsored by The following excerpt is from a news items posted February 2, 2016 @ 11:39 am at Open a fresh box of Kleenex and flip over to TLC: The cable channel has ordered “Long Lost Family” to […]

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$659K in Two Grants Given Out for Curriculums Based on PBS’ Finding Your Roots

The following excerpt is from an article posted October 31, 2015 at A new curriculum based on Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s popular PBS documentary series, Finding Your Roots, received two grants this week: one for $355,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to create Genetics and Genealogy Summer Camps for Middle School-Aged Youth; and […]

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Finding Your Roots Will Return to Television on January 5

PBS’ Finding Your Roots will return to television on January 5. Following is a teaser from the October 19 edition of PBS’ Finding Your Roots will return to public television for its third season in January after being placed on hiatus because it covered up the slave-holding past of one of Ben Affleck’s ancestors. […]

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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 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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