Saturday, April 18, 2015

"Ben Affleck Had Slaveowner Ancestor Scrubbed In PBS Documentary"

"[F]or the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors--the fact that he owned slaves," Gates wrote. "We've never had anyone ever try to censor or edit what we found. He's a megastar. What do we do?"

"I would take it out if no one knows," replied Lynton. "But if it gets out that you are editing the material based on this kind of sensitivity then it gets tricky."