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  • 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...
  • 'FlyGuy and Other Stories' is like 'Saturday Night Live' for kids

    'FlyGuy and Other Stories' is like 'Saturday Night Live' for kids
    What is it like being a worm? Can flies find love? Can three mice reconcile their social differences? Theatreworks USA's "Flyguy and Other Stories" will attempt to answer these questions and more Monday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The play's...
  • 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...
  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

    Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest. Clinton, campaigning for the Democratic...
  • Authors share tips on helping kids enjoy sports, stick with it

    Authors share tips on helping kids enjoy sports, stick with it
    Children are joining sports in record numbers, and they're quitting in record numbers. Many drop out in frustration. Adults can minimize the negative impact by being attuned to their child's cues. "Play is a platform for learning. It's a way to keep...
  • Helen McCrory enjoying her 'golden period'

    PASADENA, Calif. Actress Helen McCrory grew up in the most exotic corners of the world. She credits that for two afflictions in her life: wanderlust and a love of acting. "I became very quickly aware that there was no such thing as normal, and there was...
  • Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    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...