short article about how Who Do You Think You Are? chooses the celebrities for its episodes. It mentions how celebrities are coming to them to have the program work on their family histories. It says the research is done beforehand and that not everyone has a story they deem worth telling, which we have heard about before, but also talks about some of what the celebrities go through to appear on the show. The only celebrity I have heard named who was rejected for the show was Michael Parkinson, who was turned down for the British version of the program. I wonder who the American producers have had to turn away?
It would appear that the reason this was covered on IDB was because Ancestry.com is now publicly traded, as its stock exchange abbrevation is given a link. An interesting note is a reference to the fact that WDYTYA had an increase in ratings last season, but no discussion about the lower ratings for this season's two episodes.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
How "Who Do You Think You Are?" Chooses Its Celebrities
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