More Channel 13 History Videos

A couple of days ago I posted links to some short videos commemorating the 50th anniversary of Channel 13 here in Rochester. I found that they also have some longer videos available on-line. These tell the history of the station through the last 50 years. They run 2 to 3 minutes each. The embedded video …

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Channel 13 Anniversary

Channel 13 is celebrating it’s 50th year anniversary. They signed on Sept. 15, 1962 as WOKR. They were then and still are an ABC-TV affiliate. On Jan. 10, 2005 was the biggest change in the history of the station when they changed their call letters to WHAM.  They started broadcasting a digital signal in 2005 …

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WDYTYA; May 11

Jason Sudikis is a comedian known best as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. This week on Who Do You Think You Are?, he is in search of his paternal grandfather.  The preview mentions someone with two families. It also teases about an accident in a coal mine in Pennsylvania. It is known that …

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Hi-Yo Silver

I’ve been watching episodes of the old “Lone Ranger” TV show in the last month. It airs on a couple of  religious stations that I get on DishNetwork. One channel airs episode weekdays and the other channel puts the show on only during the weekend. It is a good fit for religious stations because of …

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Finding Your Roots at RPL

Below is the full length video  done by local station WXXI that airs before the episodes of Finding Your Roots with host Henry Louis Gates Jr. In this production, Marlene Capes-Bettin is featured showing her researching her family at the Rochester Public Library. This is longer version than the one shown on WXXI. Finding Your …

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WDYTYA; April 6

Actress Edie Falco is searching for ancestors this week on Who Do You Think You Are? She won 3 Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Carmela o “The Sporanos.” She currently stars in “Nurse Jackie” which returns for a new season on Sunday on Showtime. Edie wants to learn the truth about her mother’s family. …

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WDYTYA; March 30

This week actress Rita Wilson is looking for records of her father on Who Do You Think You Are? Rita was born as Margarita Ibrahimoff in Los Angeles and married Tom Hanks in 1988. Her genealogical investigation takes her to both Greece and Bulgaria. Her father, Hassan Ibrahimoff (born 1921) was is a labor camp …

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