Rochester TV, 1953 – mornings

I own a few TV program guides from 1953 that were published in Rochester. At that time there was one TV station in Buffalo, 2 in Syracuse and just one TV station in Rochester. The Rochester station was WHAM on channel 6 which later changed call letters to WROC and moved to channel 8. Let’s …

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Generations Project – Season 2, ep. 1

The genealogy series, The Generations Project has started it’s second season. It runs on the BYUTV channel, which is on a few cable systems and also on Dish Network. BYUTV isn’t on our local Time-Warner cable. In the first episode of this season, Xander and Carrie have two sons that have a rare genetic blood …

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WDYTYA? – Friday 4/8

The celebrity that is profiled this week on Who Do You Think You Are? is Ashley Judd, actress, and also known for her support of philanthropic causes. She knew a lot about her mother’s side of her family but very little about her father’s family because her parents were divorced when she was very young. …

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WDYTYA? – Friday March 25

After two weeks of repeats we are getting a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? this week. The celebrity they are profiling is Steve Buscemi who is noted for playing unsavory characters in some sort of trouble. Steve ends up finding out about his great-great-grandfather, Ralph B. Montgomery, a Civil War soldier …

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WDYTYA? – Friday, March 4

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? the celebrity finding his roots is Lionel Richie, musician, songwriter and record producer. He travels to Chattanooga, TN to the grave of his great-grandfather, Lewis Brown, a pharmacy worker and cemetery caretaker who died in 1931. Richie’s grandfather worked with famous educator and political leader Booker …

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WDYTYA? – Friday Feb. 25

The celebrity on this week of Who Do You Think You Are? is Kim Cattrall. Kim’s grandfather, George Baugh, disappeared in 1938. Kim travels to Liverpool, England to find out what happened to him. What she found out turns out to be shocking. Her grandfather was a bigamous. The episode airs at 8 PM on …

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WDYTYA? – Friday Feb. 18

The celebrity this week on Who Do You Think You Are? is Rosie O’Donnell.  Rosie’s mother died when she was only 10 years of age. So she wanted to investigate her mother’s heritage. Rosie’s journey takes her from the Jersey City (NJ) Main Library all the way to Ireland. Watch this week’s episode on NBC …

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WDYTYA? – Friday Feb. 10

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? the celebrity is Tim McGraw, country music star. Tim grew up thinking that his last name was Smith and found out who his father was at age 11. Plus Tim has an indirect connection to a founding father. The episode is on Friday night 8 PM …

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Adoption Searches on OWN

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) starts tomorrow, January first. One of the programs that will start later in the year is called “Searching For…” and it is about professional genealogist Pam Slaton helping people (mostly adoptees) to find people that they have lost contact with. OWN says of the series: Viewers can expect an intensely …

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