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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 have honored Affleck's request to delete a slave-owning ancestor from a planned segment about his family's past. "In order to gather the facts to determine whether or not all of PBS' editorial standards were observed ... we began an internal review," read a statement from PBS and WNET, the New York-based member station that is behind the show. The Affleck matter came to light in emails that...

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