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Patrick Howley
Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

The Daily Caller Interviews Ben Affleck About Slavery

10:22 PM 04/23/2015

After Hollywood actor Ben Affleck learned on the PBS program "Finding Your Roots" that he had a slave-owning ancestor, Affleck pressured the network to cut that inconvenient truth out of the show, according to leaked emails. The show's host Henry Louis Gates Jr. did not return our request for comment on the issue.