Critics pile on, Affleck names 'Roots' relative

April 22, 2015 12:55 AM

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After emails from the Sony hack leaked containing information that Ben Affleck shut down a segment on Finding Your Roots that revealed he had a slave-owning ancestor, PBS announced they've launched an internal review to see if their editorial standards were followed.

"I didn't want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves," Affleck wrote on his Facebook page. "I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth."

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