Faces of America premiers tomorrow night on PBS
If you are not yet familiar with this new series that is about to set off a line up of new genealogy television shows; Who Do You Think You Are? Faces of America, The Generation Project, Ancestors in the Attic(currently playing Canada) then you are in for a treat when Faces of America premiers tomorrow night on PBS.
Faces of America will focus on the diverse backgrounds that make up America. Host Henry Louis Gates enlists the help of genealogy and genetics, to uncover the ancestors of some prominent Americans, all with very diverse backgrounds. An Italian chef, a famous TV heart surgeon from Turkey, an Olympic Champion with Japanese-American roots, a movie actress with German heritage and a comedian with an Irish American perspective.
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premieres nationally Wednesdays, February 10 - March 3, 2010 from 8 - 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings)
If you miss it tomorrow night you can watch the first full-length episode online on Thursday, February 11,
or you can purchase a collection of all the episodes on the Faces of America DVD .
Check out this humorous exchange between Henry Louis Gates and Stephen Colbert discussing Stephen's genealogy and Faces of America.
A few other snippets to wet your appetite
Dr.Oz reveals his earliest discussions of his family history with his Grandmother.
Or Mario Batali talks about Grandma Batali.
I'm looking forward to the next couple of months of TV viewing, and hoping to exchange with you some thoughts, impressions and reviews the morning after.