“Finding Your Roots” will return for season three, but whether the celebrity genealogy series that buried an uncomfortable fact about Ben Affleck’s ancestor continues after that remains in doubt, PBS’ chief executive PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger said.
PBS conducted a “very thorough investigation” and is working with the show’s producers to ensure that its content is accurate, according to Kerger. You can read my earlier article at https://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/25/finding-your-roots-on-pbs-postponed/ for details.
PBS’ review found that co-producers violated standards by allowing improper influence on the show’s editorial process and failed to inform PBS or then-producing station WNET New York of Affleck’s efforts to affect the program’s content. Changes were made, including adding another researcher and an independent genealogist. Series host and executive producer Henry Louis Gates Jr. has issued an apology, saying he regretted forcing PBS to defend the integrity of its programming.
While the third season has been confirmed, the exact dates and times of broadcast have yet to be scheduled.
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