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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!