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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Finding Your Roots; March 25

Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. returns to PBS with a new genealogy show called Finding Your Roots.  In each hour-long episode, Prof. Gates takes viewers along for a journey with a celebrity pair bound together by sometimes hidden links, treks through layers of ancestral history and life-altering discoveries. Professor Gates says “Finding Your Roots will …

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WDYTYA; March 16

The episode this week on Who Do You Think You Are? is a repeat of the one featuring Martin Sheen. Our local NBC station in Rochester is not even showing the episode. Instead they are putting on a program about “Operation Smile.” This would be a great time to go the WDYTYA website and watch …

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