WDYTYA – 3 Feb.

Who Do You Think You Are? returns for a third season on 3 Feb. The person that is being profiled is Martin Sheen. He was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez in the US to immigrant parents. His father was from Spain and his mother was from Ireland. There aren’t any clues on the WDYTYA website …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #1

The song that was the top song on the charts in Jan. 1962 was “The Twist” by Chubby Checker. You may think that I am mistaken about the year. “The Twist” was first on the top of music charts in Sept. 1960. Then the song returned to the music charts in Jan. ’62 and became …

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Genealogy TV Series Coming Soon

“Who Do You Think You Are?” returns to NBC on Feb. 3rd in the same time slot as last year, Fridays at 8pm. The producers say that the series “leads celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their family trees that reveal surprising, inspiring and even tragic stories that often are linked to …

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Rochester TV Guide – 3-9 Nov 1951

Just because you are reading this blog, you get the first look at a full 24 page Rochester TV Guide from Nov. 1951. Click on the title to have it open as a PDF file. It is an 18mb file so it may take a while to load, depending on your connection speed. There is …

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Searching for…

This month Dish Network is giving a free preview of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. I was looking forward to see the series Searching for… on OWN. Genealogist Pam Slaton helps people find people they are looking for. Each hour long episode involves two search cases. Of the four episodes that I seen so far …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Sun.

The first you will notice about the Sunday schedule from 1953 is that channel 6, WHAM-TV didn’t sign on until noon. The Colgate Comedy Hour had different hosts each week and this week was the return of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis with guest singer Mary McCarthy. Here is the full day schedule for 3 …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Wed. evening

Channel 6 (WHAM – TV) in 1953 was officially affiliated with the NBC network but they also played some programs from both CBS and the DuMont Network. That’s because their weren’t any stations in Rochester affiliated with those networks at the time. This is the scheduled programs for the evening of 29 April 1953: 7:00 …

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