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3 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

BOSTON (AP) - Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, host of the show that ...

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9 HOURS AGO - TV Guide

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PBS Defends Censoring Ben Affleck's Slave-Owner Ancestry

Ben Affleck has come under fire for asking the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Rootsto not include his slave-owner ancestry.WikiLeaks posted one of the hacked Sony e-mails between the show's host Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sony executive Michael Lynton. "For the first time, one of our guests has ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Ben AffleckFinding Your ...

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9 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor

The PBS series "Finding Your Roots" is all about uncovering the ancestry of the show's celebrity guests. But according to a hacked Sony email, one guest requested to have his family tree censored. Ben Affleck was featured in a "Finding Your Roots" episode from last October, "Roots of Freedom," which discusses his Freedom Rider mother, a Revolutionary War ancestor and ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Ben Affleck pushed PBS to censor slave-owning ancestry, leaked email shows

New Sony emails posted by WikiLeaks on Friday reveal that actor Ben Affleck demanded that PBS show "Finding Your Roots" hide one of his ancestor's slave-owning history. In a July 22, 2014 email the show's host, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., asked Sony USA boss Michael Lynton how he ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Complex

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