Who do you think you are?Feb 11th, 2010 | By Rick@Leonard Family Legends & Legacies | Category: Featured Articles
Have you been watching NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Whuddya think? Good, bad, or indifferent, it seems to have stirred the public’s imagination.
It never fails. The minute I write something to the effect that I don’t have the time or temperament to keep blogging, along comes something that I just have to share.
In this case, it’s an upcoming NBC TV show called Who Do You Think You Are?. And no, I’m not being paid in any way shape or form to promote it. But I truly think this show is going to hit the genealogy world as hard or harder than the 70s mini-series Roots.
I’ve mostly ignored the hype sent my way by Ancestry.com and a myriad of other sponsors, but today I got an email from one of Ancestry’s PR managers and decided to look a little closer.
Lisa Kudrow of Friends fame is the executive producer. The seven shows trace the family histories of seven celebreties, including Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mathew Broderick, Spike Lee, Emmit Smith, Susan Sarandon, and Brooke Shields. I was hooked the minute I saw the promo implying that Sarah Jessica Parker has ancestors connected with the Salem Witch Trials.
Here’s hoping the show does family history due justice. Maybe OUR families will finally understand why WE’RE interested. One thing seems certain — we’re about to be inundated with questions from a few thousand newbies. Check out the clip:
Mark your calendars or set you DVRs, whichever is more appropriate… for March 5th, 8/7c. If you’re interested in spreading the word, check out Ancestry’s Spread the Word page. How clever.
Oh, and if you’re still interested in the headline feed I mentioned a couple of days ago, they’ll always be available from the Syndicated Feeds tab on the home page or the Blogroll category over on the right.