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Old 05-22-2011, 09:11 PM
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Sorry AB, I confess I was teasing you to make a point.

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He found out on the show when the borders were closed, yes. :rolleyes:

He also found out the fates of both his grandmothers.
Neither of these is a matter of genealogical interest. You are enthusing about the program because Springer is told stuff he didn't know about his grandmothers. I think that's a poor reason for enthusiasm.
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VH1 has a series called Rock Docs which usually takes the standard biographical documentary approach to famous musicians, filming the band on tour, that sort of thing. Well, 50 Cent went another way. His episode is called 50 Cent: The Origin of Me and it's his personal search to find out more about his South Carolina heritage. It's really, really good. Who Do You Think You Are? needs to take lessons from this one-off, because this is how you do an hour of television tracing the history of a celebrity.

I'ma spoiler this in case you prefer to watch the show, which is available online, before reading a summary.



To sum up: great show that should be a template for other such programming. I couldn't recommend it more strongly.

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:lol: That was awesome. I love how he was reading aloud along with the "expert."
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s newest genealogy show Finding Your Roots debuts on PBS tonight. DVR warning: it runs from 8:00 - 9:15 PM, so there's a slight overlap with Mad Men on the dismount.

Watch Extended Preview on PBS. See more from Finding Your Roots.

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We will be checking that out. :thumbup:
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I've been watching a few of the British Who Do You Think You Are? shows and they are so much better than the American version it's hard to believe they're even related. They are packed with information instead of constantly repeated summaries and there isn't a single plug for subscription genealogy sites. The three that I've watched so far don't go back very far, but rather focus on a fairly close circle of relations who are of particular interest to the celebrity.

My favorite so far is Emilia Fox, aka Georgiana Darcy from the Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice. Her family history is fascinating and her living great aunts are priceless, especially the blind, half-deaf who was 103 years old when this was filmed.

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Emilia Fox! :longing:
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I've always liked Emilia Fox.

Proquest and Ancestry worked with the makers of the American version, hence the plugs. I was at a Proquest genealogy focus group at a library conference and mentioned the British and Canadian shows in passing and the rep told me they were involved in making an American one. This was six months to a year before it aired.
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We get the British, US, and Aussie versions. :pleased:

Did you see the Brooke Shields one? She's related to the Bourbons.
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Yes, I mentioned on page one that that was my favorite episode of the US version. Even the best of the American series is far inferior to the UK version, I'm ashamed to say.
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Check out the Aussie version! Shaun Micallief's takes him to Istanbul and Malta.
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Ad for the new season of the British WDYTYA: Patrick Stewart! Alex Kingston! Annie Lennox!!

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Liv, did you check out some Aussie episodes yet?
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My favorite of the Henry Gates "Roots" shows was Kevin Bacon, who is 6 degrees separated from Kevin Bacon. Actually he and Kyra Sedgwick turned out to be 9th cousins.

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