Originally Posted by Mayerling
The program I'm referring to on PBS is hosted by Professor Henry Gates. It is quite interesting, each episode dealing with three current celebrities, and tracing their ancestries back as far as they can.
Yes, I know, it is called "Finding Your Roots", and mostly features American celebrities. There was a small scandal a few years ago when Ben Affleck apparently pressured Henry Gates to withhold the information that Affleck's ancestors were slave-owners, and Gates did, but later admitted the truth to PBS. The show has continued, and is very interesting, but we don't learn the breadth of world history that we do on "Who Do You Think You Are?"
I initially only knew of the American and British versions of the program, but have since learned that Australian and Irish television also have their own versions.
Do you do genealogy, by the way?
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