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Citing Ben Affleck’s ‘Improper Influence,’ PBS Suspends ‘Finding Your Roots’

The network wants staffing changes on the program after an investigation showed that the actor Ben Affleck pressured producers into leaving out details about an ancestor of his who owned slaves.

Citing Ben Affleck’s ‘Improper Influence,’ PBS Suspends ‘Finding Your Roots’

The network wants staffing changes on the program after an investigation showed that the actor Ben Affleck pressured producers into leaving out details about an ancestor of his who owned slaves.