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National Genographic Project on TV Sunday Night

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By arturoramos - Posted on 28 August 2009

The U.S. Premiere of National Geographic's "The Human Family Tree" will air on Sunday August 30th at 9 pm ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel.

It will be narrated by Kevin Bacon and will cover their work in collecting DNA from around the world to map migration flows and map genetic lineages around the world.

As part of the premiere they are offering a discount on DNA testing which they offer through Family Tree DNA:

Special Offer: Test your DNA to find out how your ancient ancestor's journey fits into the human family tree. Go to the link below to learn about the Genographic Project and to purchase your Public Participation Kit. Enter discount code GENHUFA09 at checkout to receive 10% off the retail price. For use at the online store only, valid from today through September 15.

Did anyone get to see this on Sunday night? If so, how was it?

I would like to know if anyone had seen the program also. I participated in the project.


I did watch, and while it was entertaining I found it lacking. It was an over view of the DNA trail out of Africa and did not really touch on any specific haplogroups, especially the Y DNA haplogroups.

They did touch on the mtDNA group "B" which I enjoyed as my mtDNA group is "B". I think it would be best to do a series of shows and touch on specifics as opposed to leaving us wanting more from a 2 hr show.

Best, Robert ~

Thanks for your response Robert.....I'm from Haplogroup "C". Now I know what to expect. I had a friend tape it for me. Probably not get to see for about a month.


I saw a sneak peek on Friday, courtesy of a relative who works for IBM. It
was an hour sneak peek, and the program, I believe, filled a two hour
block. I don't get the National Geographic Channel, so didn't get to watch
the whole program. What I saw was very good. Nothing new, but put it in an
easy-to-understand and interesting format. I emailed all my relatives,
encouraging them to see it. Sorry I didn't think to do the same for my
Nuestros Ranchos family!

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 5:00 PM, wrote:

> Did anyone get to see this on Sunday night? If so, how was it?

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