Tuesday, 8 April 2008

CBC Drops Genealogy Programme "Who Do You Think You Are?"

The following is from Janice Nickerson who was genealogist-researcher with the Canadian version of "Who Do You Think You Are?":

I have just learned the sad news that CBC has decided not to renew the genealogy series "Who Do You Think You Are?" for a second season. This is really disappointing for those of us who worked on the show. We all enjoyed the experience and were proud of what we accomplished. The ratings for the show were very good, but the CBC has decided that it doesn't have "room" in
its schedule for the show. If you enjoyed the program and would like to see it continue, why not contact the folks at CBC and let them know how you feel? If enough people express their disappointment, perhaps they will change their minds. Here are a few people at CBC you can contact: Commissioning Editor/Senior producer: Linda Laughlin Linda_Laughlin@cbc.ca> Linda_Laughlin@cbc.ca (416) 205-2402

Area Executive Producer, Independent Documentaries: Michael Claydon
doczone@cbc.ca> doczone@cbc.ca 416-205-2778

Executive Director, Documentary Programming: Mark Starowicz:
Mark_Starowicz@cbc.ca> Mark_Starowicz@cbc.ca

Or go to the following web page to send a comment:
<http://www.cbc.ca/contact/index.html> http://www.cbc.ca/contact/index.html

Also, if CBC won't pick it up, perhaps CTV would! Send a note to them at

In the meantime, reruns of season one will be running on CBC Newsworld on Sundays at 1:30 and 4:30 (starting yesterday). Tune in and show CBC that you really do care!

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