I'm intrigued by the announcement (received by way of Megan's Roots World) of a new channel devoted to genealogy—Roots Television. The website offers no info on the scheduled programs, but allow me to speculate.
- 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. — An animated series for kids based on the Elizabeth Shown Mills book Evidence! Citation & Analysis For The Family Historian.
- 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. — Barney the Purple Dinosaur reads selected obituaries from the nation's morning newspapers.
- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Census records scroll across the screen while Muzak plays in the background.
- 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. — Psychic John Edward helps people get in touch with their departed ancestors, and in doing so liberates them from their common sense and spare change.
- 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. — Dr. Phil helps people cope with the divorce of their great-great-great-great-grandparents.
- 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. — The gang from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition visits the homes of genealogists and knocks down their brick walls.
- 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. — A Fear Factor spin-off on which people are dared to consume traditional dishes from their ancestral homelands.
- 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. — A nightly movie with a family-history theme—usually Back to the Future.
- 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. — Ancestry.com infomercials, occasionally interrupted by MyFamily.com infomercials.