Friday, January 29, 2010

"Who Do You Think You Are?" TV Shown on NBC

NBC recently announced its post-Winter Olympics schedule. Of major interest to genealogists is the introduction of "Who Do You Think You Are?" which has been a hit on British television for several years. The US-oriented show will air every Friday night at 8 to 9 PM (Eastern, Mountain and Pacific time, 7 p.m. Central time), starting March 5 through April 23.

“Who Do You Think You Are?” gives viewers an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities. Among the celebrities featured are Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields and Emmitt Smith. is NBC's official partner on the series.

From executive producer Lisa Kudrow (“Friends,” “The Comeback”) - in conjunction with her production company Is or Isn't Entertainment and the U.K.'s Wall to Wall productions - “Who Do You Think You Are?” is an adaptation of the hit BBC television documentary series created and executive-produced by Alex Graham.

You can read the official announcement on NBC's web site at

The show description is at

some genealogy bloggers are speculating that this show will result in a wave of interest in genealogy research from the public. If so, genealogy societies may gain membership and program attendance. However, societies should also offer beginning genealogy research classes in order to educate these new researchers.

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