I saw this yesterday on FamilySearch – Season Six | FINDING YOUR ROOTS | Premieres Tuesday, October 8: https://media.familysearch.org/season-six–finding-your-roots–premieres-tuesday-october-8/
Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families in the sixth season of the critically acclaimed PBS series FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. The new season will premiere on Tuesdays beginning October 8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. on WOUB.
The sixth season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS on PBS features 27 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience.
In sharing their stories, FINDING YOUR ROOTS uses every tool available, from cutting-edge DNA research to old-school genealogical sleuthing, to reveal long-buried secrets. Spanning the globe, the series compiles family trees that trace throughout the United States and Canada; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Germany, Poland, Ireland, Russia and more. Episode to episode, audiences will meet guests’ ancestors who were businesspeople and bootleggers, war heroes and criminals, farmers and immigrants, the persecuted and the persevering under the most extraordinary circumstances. Together, the arc of each guest’s family personalizes history while emphasizing the human connections that unite us.
I realize many think it would not be as exciting, but how about helping average people who can’t afford to do their own genealogy research. Many of their stories would make much better TV time than the celebrities they showcase.
It would be great if some network, series (hint, hint Dr. Gates, CeCe Moore), YouTuber, etc. would pick average people and do this for them.