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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In 'Wolf Hall,' unknown Lydia Leonard stakes a regal claim on U.S. stage

    In 'Wolf Hall,' unknown Lydia Leonard stakes a regal claim on U.S. stage
    For the first hour of the Tudor stage epic "Wolf Hall," Anne Boleyn makes exactly one appearance. "Do you not know me?" she says, bitingly, to a key member of Henry VIII's court, then quickly disappears. It's a question audiences may soon be asking too....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • PBS sets internal review over Ben Affleck's 'Finding Your Roots' segment

    PBS sets internal review over Ben Affleck's 'Finding Your Roots' segment
    PBS might be wishing it hadn't trimmed a branch off Ben Affleck's family tree. The public broadcaster said Tuesday that it will conduct an internal review after questions were raised over its genealogical series "Finding Your Roots," which is alleged to...
  • PBS probes slave-owning issue; Affleck expresses regret

    PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile,...
  • PBS probes slave issue that 'embarrassed' Ben Affleck urged show to omit

    PBS probes slave issue that 'embarrassed' Ben Affleck urged show to omit
    PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile,...
  • PBS' 'Masterpiece' to adapt Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Signature of All Things'

    PBS' 'Masterpiece' to adapt Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Signature of All Things'
    PBS' "Masterpiece" announced Tuesday that it has optioned Elizabeth Gilbert's novel "The Signature of All Things" for a television adaptation.  The 2013 bestseller follows Alma Whitaker, a botanist living in the 19th century. Described as "equal parts...
  • TV This Week for April 19- 25: 'Boyhood' on Showtime

    TV This Week for April 19- 25: 'Boyhood' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 19 - 25, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY CNN goes to pot with the new special "Weed...
  • Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor

    Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck appeared on an episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" last year, but one tidbit you didn't see in the series hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. was that Affleck's ancestors owned slaves. According to emails from Gates to Sony...