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Remembering my friend Muhammad Ali
I WROTE COLUMNS for ESPN on Muhammad Ali's 65th and 70th birthdays. I was looking forward to writing again in January 2017 for his 75th birthday. That was obviously not meant to be as the world mourns the loss of this giant. Had I never met Ali, I still would be mourning. But as my wife and our
Anonymous Donors Give $3M to Scholarship Fund After Charleston Church Massacre
Anonymous donors have given $3 million to a scholarship fund for members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community after a massacre at the historic house of worship left nine dead. The money has been donated to the Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund, named in honor of Rev.
Ben Affleck Reveals the Name of His Slave-Owning Ancestor in 'Finding Your Roots' Controversy
Ben Affleck admitted earlier this week that he was embarrassed to learn that one of his ancestors owned slaves. Now, he's revealing the name of that person. "Lots of people have been asking who the guy was," the actor Tweeted on Wednesday. "His name was Benjamin Cole -- lived in Georgia on my mom's
Ben Affleck's 'Slave' Apology
Actor tried to keep hidden that one of his ancestors was a slave owner, says he was embarrassed.
Ben Affleck Addresses 'Finding Your Roots' Controversy
Ben Affleck speaks out after stolen emails revealed he asked the PBS ancestry show, "Finding Your Roots," not to air its discovery that one of his ancestors had owned slaves.
Ben Affleck Says He Regrets Lobbying PBS to Remove Ancestor Revelation
The Hollywood actor was embarrassed by the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves and asked it not be aired as part of the "Finding Your Roots" program.
Ben Affleck Addresses Controversy Over Slave-Owning Ancestor
" Batman v Superman" star Ben Affleck is coming clean about a leaked email that showed he wanted to hide details of his ancestry after being featured in an October episode of the PBS show "Finding Your Roots." "After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for 'Finding Your Roots,' it was discovered
"WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR" IMPROVES +18% AMONG ADULTS 25-54 FROM LAST YEAR - THE MOST OF ANY EVENING BROADCAST
“World News Tonight” Delivers Double Digit Gains in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%) “World News Tonight” Scores Week-to-Week Increases to Season Highs Across All Key Measures “World News Tonight” Cuts Year-to-Year Gaps with “NBC Nightly News” in Total Viewers (-49%), Adults 25-54 ...
Finding Your Family Roots
Henry Louis Gates unlocks the secrets to the past with Sally Field, Tina Fey, Derek Jeter and David Muir.
President Obama's Delicate Dance on Race
ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports on how President Obama has handled racial firestorms.