The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
The most popular television program amongst genealogists in the United States probably is Who Do You Think You Are? Admittedly, I don’t have statistics to prove its popularity, but my conversations and the email messages I receive from genealogists mention that program more often than any other.
Who Do You Think You Are? is broadcast on the TLC Network, a service normally available only on cable television channels and on satellite television. That’s a problem for anyone who doesn’t have one of those services.
NOTE: That includes me. I “cut the cable” a few weeks ago when my local cable company sent me a notice saying that the company was going to increase my monthly bill significantly. I reacted by immediately calling the cable company and demanding they cancel my subscription to cable television but keep my subscription to the company’s high-speed broadband Internet service. Actually, this is the second time I have “cut the cable.” I did the same thing a few years ago when I lived in a different place and had cable television service provided by a different company.
Luckily, for me and for other genealogists, there are multiple methods of legally watching each episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
On the Web