Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

Season 1

DVD - 2010
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Stars trace their family roots through history. To know who you are, you have to know where you came from. In this fascinating reality series, seven celebrities share their life-altering discoveries. Working with genealogists, historians, and researchers, they travel the world to uncover the secrets and surprises in their family trees. Intriguing, moving, and ultimately uplifting, this series proves that genealogy is more than a pastime.
"...captures the joy of genealogy... Recommended."--Video Librarian
"Brings history alive in a way rarely seen on television...satisfying emotional journeys."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Fascinating."--New York Times

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miaone
Mar 11, 2017

This is a high-quality series; why carry only the first two seasons?

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sykch
Jun 28, 2011

This TV series traces the ancestry of a few celebrities with jaw-dropping results. Spike Lee, Emmitt Smith, Susan Sarandon, and others, have families with terribly interesting stories. For instance, Spike Lee's ancestor (Mars), a slave mechanic, made guns for the Confederacy, and was then was picked up by the Union army after they destroyed the arms factory. The end of Spike Lee's search was even more fascinating. Susan Sarandon's mother had an very interesting history that involved speak-easys, show girls, Frank Sinatra, and two girls in upstate NY. Probably modeled after Henry Louis Gates' "African American Lives" (even more jaw-dropping)...all these series are a great look at history...good for family viewing and really good for middle school and high school viewing.

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sykch
Jun 28, 2011

This TV series traces the ancestry of a few celebrities with jaw-dropping results. Spike Lee, Emmet Smith, Susan Sarandon, and others, have families with terribly interesting stories. For instance, Spike Lee's ancestor (Mars), a slave mechanic, made guns for the Confederacy, and was then was picked up by the Union army after they destroyed the arms factory. The end of Spike Lee's search was even more fascinating. Susan Sarandon's mother had an very interesting history that involved speak-easys, show girls, Frank Sinatra, and two girls in upstate NY. Probably modeled after Henry Louis Gates' "African American Lives" (even more jaw-dropping)...all these series are a great look at history...good for family viewing and really good for middle school and high school viewing.

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