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  • Peabody winners include PBS, HBO, Netflix and Disney Junior

    HBO has won two Peabody Awards, including one for a documentary on James Brown, while PBS' "Frontline," ''American Experience" and "POV" series as well as Netflix and Cartoon Network were also among the documentary, education and public service winners of...
  • Univision gana premio con "Entre el abandono y el rechazo "

    Univision gana premio con "Entre el abandono y el rechazo "
    NUEVA YORK - Univision ganó un premio Peabody con "Entre el abandono y el rechazo", un reportaje investigativo sobre los miles de niños latinoamericanos que llegan solos a Estados Unidos en busca de asilo. La principal cadena hispana de la TV...
  • On Ben Affleck slavery controversy, a slippery comparison

    On Ben Affleck slavery controversy, a slippery comparison
    One of the more revealing details of Ben Affleck’s apology/defense of his decision to press PBS to edit out his slave-holding ancestor comes not when he’s detailing his embarrassment but when he makes an unexpected comparison: to shooting a...
  • Dr. Phillips Center shows variety is the spice of life

     Dr. Phillips Center shows variety is the spice of life
    Theater, magic, dance. Opera, pop, jazz. Cooks, comedians and clowns. Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been an ongoing variety show since it opened its doors last November. From pop diva Diana Ross to actress Kate...
  • Affleck Should Have Owned Slave-Owning Ancestor

    Affleck Should Have Owned Slave-Owning Ancestor
    I've never met Ben Affleck. I only know him from his movies, which I have enjoyed with him serving as actor or director. And while you can never tell what a person is really like by seeing that person on the big screen or on TV talk shows or even during...
  • Ben Affleck sorry he had 'Finding Your Roots' conceal slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck sorry he had 'Finding Your Roots' conceal slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck says he's sorry about trying to conceal a branch of his family tree that included a slave owner. The movie star and director — whose family history was examined in September on the PBS genealogy series "Finding Your Roots" —...
  • Ben Affleck-PBS storm is just a media tempest in a teapot

    Ben Affleck-PBS storm is just a media tempest in a teapot
    Perspective is often the first casualty in any juicy story. And so it is with the kerfuffle over Ben Affleck asking Henry Louis Gates Jr. to edit his slave-owning ancestry from the program "Finding Your Roots." Now, let's be clear about what that...
  • Chef Irie's 'Islands' debuting on PBS

    Chef Irie's 'Islands' debuting on PBS
    If you've been anywhere near Jamaican food in South Florida, Chef Irie probably needs no introduction. Hugh Sinclair, as he's known when he takes off his chef's toque, has long acted as culinary ambassador for the food of his native Jamaica at local...
  • Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck says he was embarrassed to learn he had a distant relative who had owned slaves and for that reason asked the host of PBS' "Finding Your Roots" to leave that detail out of the story of his family history. "I didn't want any television show...
  • Ben Affleck apologizes in PBS 'Finding Your Roots' slavery uproar

    Ben Affleck apologizes in PBS 'Finding Your Roots' slavery uproar
    Ben Affleck says he's sorry about trying to rid his family tree of a slave owner. The movie star and director — whose family history was examined in September on the PBS genealogy series "Finding Your Roots" — urged the producers to delete a...
  • I-4 Ultimate, Buddy Dyer, Rick Singh: this weekend

    I-4 Ultimate, Buddy Dyer, Rick Singh: this weekend
    UPDATED: In local public-affairs programming this weekend: "Central Florida Spotlight" and Greg Warmoth look at driving safety during the I-4 Ultimate project. The program airs at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Warmoth welcomes Loreen Bobo,...