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Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor

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keithflaherty: The PBS series "Finding Your Roots" is all about uncovering the ancestry of the show's celebrity guests. But according to a hacked Sony email, one guest requested to have his family tree censored.<br /> <br /> Ben Affleck was featured in a "Finding...

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The PBS series "Finding Your Roots" is all about uncovering the ancestry of the show's celebrity guests. But according to a hacked Sony email, one guest requested to have his family tree censored.<br /> <br /> Ben Affleck was featured in a "Finding Your Roots" episode from last October, "<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/roots-freedom-episode-preview/11735/" target="_hplink">Roots of Freedom</a>," which discusses his Freedom Rider mother, a Revolutionary War ancestor and his third great-grandfather. But according to a hacked Sony email posted by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/16/wikileaks-sony-documents_n_7081674.html" target="_hplink">WikiLeaks on Thursday</a>, Affleck reportedly asked PBS to edit out information about an ancestor who owned slaves.<br /> <br /> In the email, "Finding Your Roots" host Henry Louis Gates Jr. emailed Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton for advice regarding the request, <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/t

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