Many librarians, and non-librarians alike, know the television show “Who Do You Think You Are?” because “… a star takes a globe-spanning journey of self-discovery to uncover the mysteries of his or her ancestral history. Their familial stories in turn shed light on events in American and world history.” The first three seasons were on a major network, which then cancelled the show, and it has now been picked up by The Learning Channel. The fourth season premiered last Tuesday, July 23d on TLC.
I wanted to inform all my readers that my daughter Kimberly Matthews, Director of the Trenton (NJ) Free Public Library and co-author of our book Crash Course in Strategic Planning, will be featured in the next episode of the TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” this Tuesday, July 30th. Her celebrity was Christina Applegate whom she helped find her ancestral history in the Trenton, NJ area. Watch the 10 second video clip below from a commercial in which she is pictured. If you miss the broadcast, you can watch the episode online at TLC.
Who Do You Think You Are? still from commercial
The great thing about this television series is the bright spotlight in which libraries are placed that emphasizes the other valuable services we provide beyond just books and Internet access.