31 January 2010

Israel: Who Do You Think You Are, debuts Feb. 4

Israel now has its own version of the popular BBC hit, Who Do You Think You Are.

Tracing the Tribe's conversation with the Jerusalem office of the Israel Broadcasting Authority indicated that the six 50-minute episodes will appear on Channel 1 at 9.30pm on consecutive Thursdays, from February 4-March 11.

I spoke to the show's producer this morning and have been invited to a special screening Tuesday night of the episode featuring Israeli comedian, actor and musician Tal Friedman.

The first episode features journalist and television personality Gabi Gazit and his journey to find out about his family. Born Gabriel Greenstein in Czechoslovakia, he learns about places and stories he's never heard and about his parents' true history. Along the way, he learns about their experiences, and how that history shaped their lives and his own.

According to the producer, Gazit believes his participation in the show was one of his most rewarding experiences.

The lineup for the remaining episodes include:

February 11: Tal Friedman; comedian, actor and musician.

February 18: Ohad Knoller; actor

February 25: Shifra Horn; author

March 4: Michal Yanai; actress

March 11: Professor Yoram Yovel, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
The show will soon premiere its US version, and is already seen in the UK, Canada, Australia.

Tracing the Tribe knows where Israeli genealogists and family historians will be on Thursday evenings!

1 comment:

  1. how can i watch or listen to the shows from Australia?