How a TV Show Reminds Us How Cool Libraries Are

August 26, 2014 7:26 PM

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How a TV Show Reminds Us How Cool Libraries Are

Once upon a time, TLC stood for "The Learning Channel," and while that's no longer the case, that hasn't kept the network from sneaking a little book-learning into this season's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Viewers come for the celebrities and stay for the highly personal history-mysteries that unravel in each episode -- and it just so happens that libraries and archives play a starring role in some of the sleuthing.

This season -- winding up Wednesday, August 27 (9 p.m. ET/PT), with Minnie Driver delving into the life of her enigmatic, war-hero father -- has a particularly murderous streak, reminding us all that there's no such thing as a boring family.

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