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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...
  • 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...
  • Records offer murky view into Ben Affleck's ancestor and slavery

    Records offer murky view into Ben Affleck's ancestor and slavery
    A family death in 1858 left Ben Affleck's great-great-great grandfather with legal custody of his mother-in-law's most valuable property — her slaves. There was Cuffey, whose value was estimated at $500 in handwritten estate records still on...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor: WikiLeaks

    Ben Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor: WikiLeaks
    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...
  • Meet Charlie Cox, Netflix's 'Daredevil'

    "Marvel's Daredevil" premiered on Netflix with all 13 episodes of its freshman season on April 10, starring British actor Charlie Cox as the titular vigilante, known in the comics as "The Man Without Fear." While many viewers may remember the...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga

    'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga
    She played Ben Affleck's wife in the Academy Award-winning film "Argo" and the object of Zac Efron's affection in the film adaptation of "The Lucky One." But Taylor Schilling did not find fame until she put on an orange prison jumpsuit to star in the...
  • Ben Affleck back on Capitol Hill, offers Congo progress report

    Ben Affleck back on Capitol Hill, offers Congo progress report
    Ben Affleck made his way back to Capitol Hill on Thursday to testify on behalf of Eastern Congo in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Oscar winner, who was joined by wife Jennifer Garner and philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill...