I want to have dinner with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I'd read some of his valuable writings, so even though I wasn't much interested in genealogy, his name drew me to watch a couple episodes of this series. Quickly, I was hooked. Even if I don't much care about the particular guests, their histories tend to be fascinating - as are their responses to what they learn. You have to be prepared to hear "Wow!" a lot, but you'll survive. Warning: After watching for a while, I spent money on a membership to Ancestry.com.