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  • ‘Finding Your Roots’ Season 3 On Hold Due to Ben Affleck Episode

    Jun 24, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *PBS has put its “Finding Your Roots” series on ice after determining an episode that deliberately left out references to Ben Affleck’s ancestor as a slave owner – at the actor’s request – violated its standards. PBS announced today (June 24) it is postponing the show’s third season and delaying a commitment to a fourth […]

  • Misty Copeland in Stunning Slo-Mo for PBS’ ‘American Ballet Theatre: A History’ (Watch)

    May 15, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *Misty Copeland fans get a one-two punch on TV this week. Last Sunday’s “60 Minutes” segment on the famed ballerina is followed tonight [May 15] with her appearance in the PBS American Masters special, “American Ballet Theatre: A History.” Beautifully shot by cinematographer Buddy Squires of Steeplechase Films, the Ric Burns documentary details the lineage of […]

  • John Coltrane Talks Malcolm X, More in Rare Audio (Listen)

    May 12, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *A rare interview with legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane has been selected for the PBS series “Blank on Blank,” which takes historical audio exchanges from notable celebrities and puts it to animation. Coltrane’s 1966 interview, one of his last, took place less than a year before his untimely death in 1967 at age 40. Pacifica […]

  • Ben Affleck on Slave-Owner Ancestor: ‘I Was Embarrassed’

    Apr 22, 15 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *Ben Affleck is finally addressing his request that producers of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” leave out the part about his ancestors owning slaves. “I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed,” Affleck posted Tuesday via Facebook. “The very thought left a bad taste […]

  • Michelle Obama Praises Gospel Ahead of White House Concert

    Apr 14, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Michelle Obama hosted a morning workshop on gospel music ahead of tonight’s concert at the White House, calling the spiritual genre a “ray of hope” that fueled her overall love of music. “It’s what helps connect us to God, to that higher power,” FLOTUS said Tuesday at the White House-arranged gathering for students from around […]

  • Dr. Lori Wilson on Documenting her Cancer Battle in PBS Series (Video)

    Apr 1, 15 by Cherie Saunders 3 Comments

    *In Tuesday’s second episode of the three part PBS series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” viewers were introduced to Dr. Lori Wilson, a cancer surgeon from Howard University Hospital who in June 2013 received a shocking diagnosis of her own. The oncologist, wife and mother was found to have two different types of invasive […]