About six weeks ago, we wrote here about the next iteration of the PBS series African-American Lives. Applications for one "regular person," i.e., non-celebrity, were taken until May 4. The selection process is now underway or over. E-mails have gone out to the non-selectees. The e-mail (which I have seen) says that there were about 2000 applicants.
The new series will air in 2008.