Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Newsletters

Finding Your Roots

PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ Returns After Ben Affleck Scandal: “Hard Conversations,” More Rigorous Process

“He has taken this incredibly seriously," PBS programming chief Betth Hoppe said of host Henry Louis Gates. "He has been nothing but cooperative with the internal review."

PBS: Ben Affleck ‘Finding Your Roots’ Episode Violated Standards

The public television service said it is postponing the show's third season and delaying a commitment to a fourth year until it is satisfied with improvement in the show's editorial standards.

Ben Affleck Requested His Slave-Owner Ancestor Be Censored From PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’

"In the case of Mr. Affleck — we focused on what we felt were the most interesting aspects of his ancestry," 'Finding Your Roots' host Henry Louis Gates Jr. said in a statement.