Friday, August 28, 2009

"The Human Family Tree" Airs August 30

On Sunday, August 30th, at 9:00 PM, the National Geographic Channel (which we don't get, I might add) will air a 2-hour documentary called "The Human Family Tree." The show outlines some of the findings from the Genographic Project, as told through the migratory histories of four strangers that the Genographic Project team met on the street in Queens, New York.

From the show's web site:

On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity. Narrated by Kevin Bacon, The Human Family Tree travels to one of the most diverse corners of the world -- Queens, N.Y. -- to demonstrate how we all share common ancestors who embarked on very different journeys. Regardless of race, nationality or religion, all of us can trace our ancient origin back to the cradle of humanity, East Africa. What did our collective journey look like, and where did it take your specific ancestors? At what point in our past did we first cross paths with the supposed strangers living in our neighborhood? Now, in The Human Family Tree, the people of this quintessential American melting pot find out that their connections go much deeper than a common ZIP code.

Click below to watch the show's trailer.

Interested yet? I know I am. I'll be making a call to our cable company tomorrow to see how we can get the NatGeo Channel in time for Sunday's show!

For more information, visit "The Human Family Tree" web site.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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Lisa L said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I'm be sure to tune in.

Leo said...

The DVD will be available September 1st.

Elizabeth said...

My pleasure, Lisa L.!

Thanks for the heads-up, Leo. I actually did call my cable company today, and got the NatGeo Channel added to our line-up. Got a few other channels that look interesting too!