Reporter Mike Richman goes on to describe the recent agreement between FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com to put about 1 billion historical records online. He also interviewed two people with a lot of experience in the growth of genealogy: Paul Nauta of FamilySearch and some guy named Dick Eastman who writes a genealogy e-newsletter at http://www.eogn.com.
You can read the full article at http://goo.gl/voaBFY.
On a personal note, I think the reporter, Mike Richman, now has caught the genealogy bug. When he called the first time, he said he only knew his ancestry back to his grandparents. I gave him a few suggestions and pointed him to a few web sites. He later emailed back and asked follow-up questions so I dug a bit deeper and have him a whole bunch of other places to look. Yes, now we have 80 million and one genealogists!