Who Do You Think You Are? Off To A Good Start For the Season

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Last evening I kicked back and watched Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC for three hours running. The evening’s “new” hour-long show was an episode dealing with Jess Tyler Ferguson’s family history. The show dealt with a great-grandfather by the name of Jessie Wheat Uppercue. The man had what we might call a “checkered” past, with accusations of murder, and embezzlement. However, he was also a lawyer, and promoter of a failed, but grand enterprise during the Alaska gold rush. The guy definitely added color to Jesse’s family tree!

Reruns of shows from earlier seasons were one dealing with Lisa Ludrow, one of the show’s executive producers, maybe best know for her roll in “Friends,” as well as an episode dealing with Rob Lowe’s Revolutionary War ancestor who fought as a Hessian Soldier for the British, then changed his allegiance to the patriots.

Next Wednesday (August 6, 2014) evening’s shows are as follows:

    Cynthia Nixon (a rerun from last week) 5-6 pm, 10-11 pm
    Rachel McAdams (New) 6-7 pm, 8-9 pm
    Gweneth Paltrow (rerun) 7-8 pm, 9-10 pm

New episodes are scheduled as follows:

  • Kelsey Grammer’s family – Aug. 13
  • Valerie Bertinelli’s family – Aug. 20
  • and more! – Aug 27

All times listed above for August 6 are PDT. I use Dish Network, TLC being channel 183. We have our DVR set up to record, as there’s a good chance Patty and I will be away.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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