Statement from PBS and WNET on FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode “Roots of Freedom”

Air date: 10/14/2014

Statement from PBS and WNET on FINDING YOUR ROOTS Episode “Roots of Freedom” 

 

PBS and WNET are conducting an internal review led by our respective programming teams of the circumstances around FINDING YOUR ROOTS episode “Roots of Freedom.”

This matter came to PBS’ attention on Friday morning, April 17th. Professor Gates and his producers immediately responded to our initial questions.

In order to gather the facts to determine whether or not all of PBS’ editorial standards were observed, on Saturday, April 18th, we began an internal review. We have been moving forward deliberately yet swiftly to conduct this review.

 

Anne Bentley

PBS

awbentley@pbs.org

703-739-5021

 

Harry Forbes

WNET

forbesh@wnet.org

212-560-8027