It's the return of the gray beard.

The A&E channel says it's reversing its decision to drop Phil Robertson from it's Duck Dynasty TV show because of his controversial remarks about gays.  The channel says it's been talking with the Robertson family on what it describes as "numerous advocacy groups."

It had put Robertson on hiatus after he made comments about the bible informing his views of gays.  Those sparked a national debate over what can and can't be said by public figures, including reality TV stars.

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