If I had the resources to do it, I would find a way create a new channel on my Verizon FIOS tv line-up. All genealogy, all the time. GTV. This past week came pretty close to such a dream.
For the past 4 weeks, I've been tuning in on Wednesdays at 8pm to Faces of America. One host, 12 well-known (or at least semi well-known) Americans, and their stories of where their families came from. Sadly, it was only a 4-episode deal, and this week's episode was the final one.
I was also alerted a few weeks ago to BYU Television (Yes, as in Brigham Young and the Latter Day Saints). They have a weekly airing of a series titled, The Generations Project
No celebrities, no hype...just real people and their own search for where they've come from.
Finally, last night premiered another new series that was probably the most hyped up and talked about series in every family historian's mind. Those of us in the genealogy world had heard about it and anticipated it for many months. It was exciting to us not only for the subject matter, but because the show airs in primetime and comes from one of the major networks, so the rest of the country can get a glimpse of what it is that drives us to do what we do. Who Do You Think You Are airs on NBC on Friday nights.