finding your roots
Although nothing materially changes when you know your ancestry, somehow it ameliorates part of the mystery of who you are and where you came from. Just because of a little bit of spit in a test tube, I now know at least part of the story of my forebears - as told by my DNA.
And do they really want to toss aside potential female viewers? After all, every survey I can find about genealogy concludes
The show's season finale airs Tuesday night.
Finding Your Roots Looks to Find Its Footing, Again, After Misstep on Affleck's Slave-Owning Ancestor
One of the last TV shows you'd expect to find dusting itself off from a small, but embarrassing content-suppression scandal would be Finding Your Roots, Professor Henry L. Gates's genealogy program on PBS.
The show has hired a new fact-checker and two new genealogists as part of its reforms.
Season 3 of the popular show, hosted and produced by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was put on hold until certain measures were implemented.
We can probably expect an interlude between the next seasons of Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots, and the duration of that lull will hinge largely on how PBS chooses to balance and accommodate the sometimes competing goals of content accuracy and viewer demand.
"I didn't want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed," Affleck said in
A comparison between actor Ben Affleck's apology and the Baltimore unrest might seem trivial to some, but it actually speaks to why we need to embrace our complex pasts. Selectively editing our backgrounds is a symptom of a larger inability of Americans of all races to honestly assess our history.
PBS and WNET have launched an investigation into Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s decision to censor his celebrity-geneology series
In a statement to The Huffington Post, a representative for Sony criticized WikiLeaks for the “indexing of stolen employee
These may be heady questions, but now that we're 15 years into the 21st Century--yes, that's a jawdropper when you think about it--and the future has, basically, arrived, ironically, we find ourselves in the midst of another phenomena: Looking back into the past.
H/T eurweb The two then looked at a photo of Little, who according to Gates owned six of Nas' third grandparents. Watch more
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