Roots

Roots

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Creator

Alex Haley
Creator

Cast

Ben Vereen isChicken George Moore
Chicken George Moore
LeVar Burton isKunta Kinte
Kunta Kinte
Sandy Duncan isMissy Anne Reynolds
Missy Anne Reynolds
Leslie Uggams isKizzy Reynolds
Kizzy Reynolds
Olivia Cole isMathilda
Mathilda
Lloyd Bridges isEvan Brent
Evan Brent

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Synopsis

The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley’s ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.

Roots
Roots
Roots
Original title Roots
First air date Jan. 23, 1977
Last air date Jan. 30, 1977
Seasons 1
Episodes 8

Seasons and episodes

1 Season 1 Jan. 23, 1977