Favorite WDYTYA Episode?

This season of Who Do You Think You Are? is over. We had various kinds of stories this season. Cindy Crawford was able to trace her genealogy back over a century to Charlemagne. Jim Parsons traced his family back to France in the 1700s. Chelsea Handler found a connection in Germany in WWII that she …

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WDYTYA: Trisha Yearwood

Country Music star Trisha Yearwood is going to be investigating her ancestors on tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Since coming to fame in 1991, Trisha has won 3 Grammy Awards, 3 CMA Awards and , two Academy of Country Music Awards. Aside from her success in music, Trasha has also ventured into …

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WDYTYA; Cindy Crawford

Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) Cindy Crawford searches for her ancestors. Her ancestors came from New England so she goes to the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston. There she finds that she is distantly related to a famous Heminway. She is able to trace her ancestry  back to Thomas …

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WDYTYA: Zooey Deschanel

Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are?, Zooey Deschanel  investigates the family story tf an abolitionists in her father’s Quaker family background. Deschanel discovered that her 3th great grandmother, Sarah Pownall, was involved in the underground railroad. While learning about her family, Deschanel visits the Friends (Quaker) Historical Library in Swarthmore, Penn. Back on …

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WDYTYA; Chelsea Handler

Comedian Chelsea Handler is the celebrity that is next to discover her roots on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). It already has released that Chelsea discovers that her grandfather, Karl Stoecker was in the German Army during WWII. I think that there is probably more to the story that hasn’t been released. Chelsea …

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Genealogy Roadshow starts in Sept.

A new genealogy program will be on PBS starting in September. Genealogy Roadshow  will visit 4 cities to film stories that are described as part detective story and part emotional journey. Each episode will feature multiple stories including connections to figures in American history, debunked histories, and some  emotional stories. Filming just began last week …

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Talk about the History of Channel 13

This Tuesday evening Patrice Walsh of WHAM Channel 13 will give a talk on “Channel 13 Over the Years.” Patrice will tell how Channel 13 started, when the station went on the air and where the first studio was located. Patrice will also talk about the personalities on the air in the early days and …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1962 – NBC

NBC in the fall of 1962 started with 3 new westerns.. The stand out was the Virginian because at 90 minutes long it was like a new movie each week. They also had 3 new comedies, none of which would make it to the 1963 fall season. These are new NBC series: (All times Eastern) …

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