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5294Cancellation of Who Do You Think You Are? by CBC

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  • Marion L. Peterson
    Apr 8, 2008
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      Hello everyone


      I received this message on another genealogy list and thought AFHS members might be interested. I do not know who the original author was or the date of the original message.


      Marion Peterson


      -----Original Message-----

      Dear Friends,

      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
      <mailto:Linda_Laughlin@ cbc.ca> Linda_Laughlin@ cbc.ca (416) 205-2402
      Area Executive Producer, Independent Documentaries: Michael Claydon
      <mailto:doczone@cbc. ca> doczone@cbc. ca 416-205-2778
      Executive Director, Documentary Programming: Mark Starowicz:
      <mailto: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
      <programming@ ctv.ca>

      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!