Apr 25, 2016
Fisher opens the show with Family Histoire News talking about the upcoming
season of Genealogy Roadshow. He discloses which cities the Roadshow team
will visit this year. He then talks about the amazing discovery of the remains of a
Roman villa underneath a barn in England. Here how it was discovered and what
is happening to the site now. Fisher then shares the sad tale of the 1838 sale of
over 230 African slaves by Jesuit priests in Washington DC. Here why they were
sold, and which well known university exists today because its debts were paid by
the sale. Also hear about why major efforts are being made to find their
In segment two, Fisher visits with actor Sam Roukin who plays Captain John
Graves Simcoe in the AMC series “TURN: Washington’s Spies.” Sam talks about
his development of this despicable character, based on a real historic figure. Sam
also talks about his immersion in the history of the Revolution.
In segment three, Fisher continues his conversation with Sam Roukin. Sam talks
about what responsibility he feels to the real man and how he squares the
character he portrays with the man who did some very good things after the
Revolution. Sam also reveals that, despite being very British and portraying a
brutal British officer in the Revolution, he is likely to do something in the not so
distant future that will please many Americans.
Tom Perry then returns, the Preservation Authority, to talk about some special
programs he is analyzing for personal use in editing video and digitized home
movies. Some of the things these programs can do could only have been done in
Hollywood just a few years ago!
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!