"Who are you?"
I don't really watch a lot of television. News mostly. I tivo Sunday Morning, the CBS newsmagazine which is an hour and a half long, so it takes me all week to watch it. Last year I also started recording a show called Who Do You Think You Are, where celebrities trace their roots to uncover things about their ancestors. I freaking love this stuff. I know very little about my own ancestry. I can only go back as far as my great-great-grandparents on both sides of the family. I would love to dig deeper and find out more and more. I'm thinking of treating myself to a month or two on Ancestry.com to dive into the G family! What a fun project, right?! You know, because I have SO much time to waste. Obviously, it's cool to find out things about my family's past, but I also wonder if there are family members that had "stuff": illness, brilliance, autism, etc.
My people are Jewish and that usually presents a problem when trying to find out about the past. So many families changed their names, lied about their ages and/or locations in effort to protect themselves and their families. Many Jews get stuck around the time their family members "came over".