Affleck tried to hide his slave-owning 'Roots'

April 19, 2015 8:18 PM

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Ben Affleck pushed to ensure his slave-owning ancestor was not featured on the PBS documentary series Finding Your Roots, leaked emails published on WikiLeaks reveal.

The emails between Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates and Sony chief executive Michael Lynton show Gates' dealing with the issue of featuring the slave-owning portion of Affleck's past on the popular PBS program.

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