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PBS Suspends Finding Your Roots After Ben Affleck Controversy

PBS' Finding Your Roots is on indefinite hiatus after the network determined that an episode featuring Ben Affleck violated its ethical standards. The show's third season has been postponed and PBS is holding off on committing to a fourth season unti… Read more

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The Atlantic Age
The series’ fifth hour examines the tremendous changes wrought in Africa by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, flowing out of the new era of European exp (more…)
The Cross and the Crescent
The second hour of “Africa’s Great Civilizations” charts the emergence of two powerful forces of global change, Islam and Christianity. Viewers will l (more…)
Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces viewers to the African continent through a series of expansive views and myth-busting revelations. His six-hour (more…)
Hour four shines a light on the powerful, cosmopolitan cities that dotted Africa at a time when Europe was in its Middle Ages. From 1000 to 1600, a go (more…)

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PBS Defends Censoring Ben Affleck's Slave-Owner Ancestry

Affleck requested that Finding Your Roots not include the information, but should they have…