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African-American Lives 2 Premieres Tonight

The second series of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s African-American Lives premieres tonight at 9:00 pm on most PBS stations. This is a “must-see” for all genealogists and family historians–all families for that matter. Check local listings for exact times.

History Detectives on PBS

If you’ve not seen History Detectives on PBS, you’ve been depriving yourself of a real treat. For five seasons now, the show has explored historical mysteries, explaing, confirming, discovering and debunking. About 75% of the matters investigated are things submitted by viewers. This Monday, July 9, 2007, the show tracks down the identity of a man in a photograph of …Continue reading →

Casting Call: Follow-up

About six weeks ago, we wrote here about the next iteration of the PBS series African-American Lives. Applications for one “regular person,” i.e., non-celebrity, were taken until May 4. The selection process is now underway or over. E-mails have gone out to the non-selectees. The e-mail (which I have seen) says that there were about 2000 applicants. The new series …Continue reading →

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