The last 5 years has produced a boon in genealogy television shows.
All of these shows touch and educate me with every episode and I try not to miss a single one!
But not all genealogy shows find their audience. Thanks to streaming TV, and DVDs these now defunct shows are still available:
The Canadian show, Ancestors in the Attic only lasted its initial season in 2007. Flavored more like tabloid TV than a serious show, it promises to dig up the family secrets, find the dirt, and reveal if your ancestors were sinners or saints, royals or rogues. If you want to get a sample of the cheesy host, YouTube the episode on Sheila Nageira Pike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhRy4ImiJxo I can see why it didn't last.
Episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your Roots, African American Lives, and Faces of America are available through the library.