Affleck sorry for urging PBS show to conceal his slave-owning kin

April 22, 2015 10:02 PM

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LOS ANGELES_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" - urged the producers to delete a reference to an ancestor who had owned slaves. As an uproar ensued this week and hacked emails about the dust-up were published on WikiLeaks...

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