Fifty years ago, on September 8, 1966, the first Star Trek episode was broadcast in the US, on NBC.
Has it really been a half-century? We feel that time has passed by at warp speed!
Star Trek was a culturally influential TV show that made a considerable impact on society. The show regularly dealt with significant social issues of the day such as sexism and feminism, racism, militarism, and peace. The idea of people from all nations coming together to explore space and utilizing the imagined exciting futuristic technologies inspired a generation.
Of course there are shows like Who Do You Think You Are?, which are specifically about family history research.