Finding Your Roots, 2016

The PBS series “Finding Your Roots” returns for four weeks starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 5th. This is the series from Prof. Louis Henry Gates, Jr. from Harvard. He compares people of different background and finds what they have in common. The series is noted for using a lot of DNA information. The first episode features …

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WDYTYA – Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron is investigating his paternal roots on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Thst part of Tom’s family is French-Canadian. Whereas some of the celebrities on WDYTYA have been going back only a few generations, Tom is able to go back to his 10x great-grandparents in France. They faced …

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WDYTYA – Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston has won many acting awards but he still wants to know who he is. Bryan’s father left the family when Bryan was only 11. Bryan and a brother found the father 11 years later and Bryan did have a relationship with him until his death in 2014. Still, Bryan is investigating his father’s …

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WDYTYA – Alfre Woodard

Four time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard will investigate her paternal side on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Her father was only 3 when his own father, Alec, died. Alfre uncovers the triumphant story of her great-grandfather, who endured the horrors of slavery and ascended from servitude to successful landowner, an extraordinary …

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WDYTYA – Joanne Rowling

Don’t recognize the name in the title? Maybe you know by her pen-name of J.K. Rowling, especially for the Harry Potter series.¬† She will be profiled on the next Who Do You Think You Are? which airs tonight (8/2) on TLC. This episode aired in the UK in 2011.¬† It may be edited differently than …

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Stolen Bust

The Monroe County Parks Department announced Thursday that a bronze bust of German author Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe was stolen from Highland Park. An empty pedestal¬† is all that remains of where Goethe’s (pronounced GUR-tuh) head used to be. The bust was commissioned by the Federation of German-American Societies of Rochester and unveiled in 1950. …

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WDYTYA – Ginnifer Goodwin

Who Do You Think You Are? is back again on TLC starting this Sunday (July 26th). The first person to dig into their family is Ginnifer Goodwin who has been starring on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Ginnifer knew about three grandparents’ families but one grandfather wouldn’t even speak his parents’ names. She had heard …

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