CBS Show to Air Genealogy Episode on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 14, 2011 in Social Media

The Las Vegas crime lab is called into to process a victim where you would least expect.

When a man is found mysteriously murdered in the home of one of their own, the Las Vegas crime lab scrambles to solve the case. When the victim turns out to be a genealogist, the case will reveal a dark family secret.

Meanwhile, Greg Sanders’ (Eric Szmanda) interest in his own family history is renewed when he interviews a renowned geneaologist, Donna Hope (Pamela Reed), accurately tracks Greg’s family name to some well known historical figures.

The episode where crime hits home! The countdown to Catherine’s farewell begins. Tune in on Wednesday at 10/9c on CBS!

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1 Vera McHaleDecember 14, 2011 at 11:09 pm


2 Darlene NodeckerDecember 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

It was a great episode! Really enjoyed it.

3 TV Time!December 18, 2011 at 1:00 am

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4 Ancestry ResearcherDecember 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Ohh the suspense! I love genealogy.

5 Dianne CarpenterDecember 20, 2011 at 12:55 am

Really enjoyed it, I was really happy to see that other shows were including genealogy into there story lines. It will only help put seeds of interest into people that have only been thinking of starting there journey.

6 mary beth marchantDecember 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I thought that was a great episode. I did not realize dealt with genealogy until I was into the episode but it was really well done I thought. Hopefully more topics such as this will be incorporated into other shows,

7 wholesale women shoesDecember 21, 2011 at 12:39 am

It was a great episode! Really enjoyed it.

8 Madolyn HayneDecember 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

It is always great to have genealogy featured in mainstream TV shows and I love the CSI episode!
However, I think it might have been a little ‘out-there’ whenever she heard a new Surname she would immediately start a litany on the name. While we are always interested in varioua surnames, I don’t think most of us jump in with the history of a name. Just saying….it made her seem a little flaky.

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