Friday, January 18, 2008

Who Do?

I'm working up a column for The Beaver on the genealogy boom, and made a point of watching CBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Are people watching this thing? I find it very effective television.

There was some clumsy scripting (discussing the American Revolutionary War, the narrator actually said slaves who fled their masters to freedom inside the British lines "chose the losing side." Whaaa?), but it's clever and often quite moving, I think. Certainly helped that Measha Bruggergosman, the one exploring her family history last night, is just irresistably charming. But sassmaster Shaun Majumder had much the same impact in a recent episode.

Anyway, my Beaver piece won't be out for six weeks or more. Lots of time to get your subscription started.
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