Friday, March 30, 2012

Finding Your Roots, Barbara Walters, Skip and Me

Well, it's finally here -- my national television debut! On Sunday evening, April 1, 2012 I will appear on PBS stations across the country (and then on the web, I believe) in the third episode of "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." I researched the roots of Barbara Walters for the show and was interviewed by the host, Professor Gates.

A link to www.248Ancestors placed on the PBS web page for the FYR series will enable people new to Jewish genealogy to find what the need to get started.

Well, there will be much more to write once the show airs, and I have no idea what the show will look like.

Besides me -- as if that weren't a good enough reason to watch!! this is a really well done series. Can't wait!!!


Sam Effron said...

Congrats! Looking forward to it.

Sam Effron said...

Congrats! Looking forward to it.

Debbi Lyon said...

Hi Jim, Nice job! How did Dr. Gates find you? How long ago did you begin your search for Barbara's ancestors?

Roberta said...

tomergv 74Hello, James. My name is Roberta Gottesman Moskowitz and I just joined I recently saw that PBS program re: Barbara Walters, and suddenly realized that we are 2nd cousins. Your grandfather, Harry Levine was the youngest brother of my grandfather, Phillip Levine. I had the pleasure of meeting Harry (and Bessie) many years ago on an impromptu visit to Boston where I also met your mom.