Who Do You Think You Are?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Alex Graham, Creator
Lisa Kudrow, Executive Producer
Josh Hanna, ancestry.com
Moderator: Maira Liriano, Archivist, The New York Public Library
Join us for an exciting program with the original creator of NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, Alex Graham, along with executive producer Lisa Kudrow, and Josh Hanna of Ancestry.com. We will also be joined by special guest, Blair Underwood, who will be featured in the upcoming season.
The Paley Center will screen a sneak preview episode that will air on February 24 with Blair Underwood. This will be the first episode featuring ancestry.com’s new technology that tracks genealogy through DNA. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the creators and celebrity participants from the show.
NBC's acclaimed alternative series follows some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities such as Martin Sheen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emmitt Smith, Reba McEntire, and Sarah Jessica Parker. On Who Do You Think You Are? they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees and genealogy, often linking to events in American and international history.
Other Events in the Series
- Hey, Hey, Hey … It’s Bill Cosby
- Project Runway All Stars
- IFC’s Portlandia: A Conversation with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
- Remembering Master Storyteller, Jean Shepherd: With Jerry Seinfeld
- Oscar Hammerstein II—Out of My Dreams
- Cougar Town Viewing Party
- Justice League: Doom
- Meet the Filmmakers Nominated for the Academy Award, Documentary Short
- DocuDay New York 2012
- Academy Awards Viewing Party Featuring Live Commentary by A.O. Scott & David Carr of The New York Times
- PaleyFest Community Viewing Party: Panel Live from Los Angeles with a Greendale Pep Rally from New York Comic Con
- PaleyFest Castle Viewing Party: Panel Live from Los Angeles with a Scavenger Hunt and Trivia from New York Comic Con
- A Better Life
- Mad Men Season Premiere Viewing Party
- Twentieth Anniversary of The Big Show: Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick Together Again
- Doctor Who: How It All Began—An Evening with Waris Hussein
- NYC 22, New Prime-Time Drama
- A Cavalcade of Coward
- An Evening with Estela Bravo: Filmmaker of Fidel: The Untold Story and Anecdotes about Fidel
- American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
- 2012 Tony Awards Film Series
- She's Making News: Katie Couric
- Madame Butterfly: Screening and Conversation
- Mind Over Media: Are You More Powerful than Propaganda?
- She's Making News: Gayle King
- She's Making News: Maria Bartiromo
- An Evening With Christopher Plummer
- Alan Alda’s Burning Question: What Is a Flame?
- Jersey Shore Shark Attack: A Paley Center & Syfy Viewing Party
- She's Making News: Paula Zahn
- Spider-Man Week NYC: Peter Parker at the Paley Center
- Digitally Remastered Classic Doctor Who Screenings: Resurrection of the Daleks
- She's Making News: Soledad O’Brien
- Digitally Remastered Classic Doctor Who Screenings: Death to the Daleks
- Musicals on Television: An Afternoon with Sheldon Harnick
- Goodyear Television Playhouse: The Trip to Bountiful
- From Homicide to Copper: Levinson/Fontana in Conversation
- Studio One: The Traveling Lady
- Playhouse 90: Old Man
- American Playhouse: Story of a Marriage, Part 1: “Courtship"