Decades after congressional probe, magazine founder’s son apologizes for dad’s role in Hollywood blacklist

When writers and directors refused to give testimony to the House Committee on Un-American Activities, they were cited for contempt of Congress and named in the Waldorf Statement, a blacklist issued by the movie studios.

Along with a six-page article by writers Gary Baum and Daniel Miller acknowledging The Hollywood Reporter’s involvement in the blacklist, Wilkerson writes, “On behalf of my family, and particularly my late father, I wish to convey my sincerest apologies and deepest regrets to those who were victimized by this unfortunate incident.”

The Hollywood Reporter is part of Prometheus Global Media. The chairman of Prometheus Global Media is James Finkelstein, who is also chairman of The Hill's parent company, News Communications Inc.