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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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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Season 1
In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last f (more…)
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Season 1
In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last f (more…)
Historical Context of Trump Victory
07:52 — After the civil rights progress of the 1960s, Richard Nixon was elected. And after the nation's first black president, we have Donald Trump. Henry Lou (more…)
PBS Suspends ‘Finding Your Roots’ Amid Ben Affleck Controversy
02:23 — “Finding Your Roots,” a PBS series about genealogy featuring author and professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., has been postponed in the wake of actor Ben A (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…