I totally enjoyed the show too. What a treat! and it was wonderful seeing Robert's father too. I am so glad they agreed to do this show and I bet they are glad too. I bet that big family tree poster is hanging in Robert's home now in a beautiful frame!
I too loved seeing the parallels between him and Maggie. That is part of the charm of this show.
I am always fascinated and a bit confused on how they can properly trace family roots so far back. It is amazing really
Watching these shows make me want to find out more about my history. My family like Roberts is a product of the 60's when no one seemed to care much about their roots. I have only vague references about my family history.
Really enjoyed the brief peek at TeamDowney's office space (I assume that's where the initial scene of Robert and Dr. Gates walking through a colorfully decorated office space was filmed). Also, intriguing to know about his Berks County, PA, ancestor, Tobias "one cow" Schucker, as I live in Berks County. Thought it was also sweet that he was a bit disappointed at how "white" he is! Like Maggie, his New York City roots seem to give him a yen for ethnicity. I also thought the segments with Mr. Downey Sr. were touching, especially his sadness that his great grandma only survived to age 45; he's nearly double that age. A good show.