The Event That Made Television History.
|Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, Roots followed several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga began with Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton), a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family's saga is depicted up until the Civil War where Kunte Kinte's grandson gained emancipation. Roots made its greatest impression on the ratings and widespread popularity it garnered. On average, 130 million - almost half the country at the time - saw all or part of the series.|
"...excellent...Plenty of important history and impressive attention to detail enrich the story... Kyle Smith, Film Nerd
"Extraordinary. More than a drama. We are witnessing an experience. Sander Vanocur, Washington Post
Editor's NoteA six volume collection of the television production that won nine Emmies and over 135 other awards. The unedited complete mini-series based on Alex Haley's best selling novel that follows a black man's search for his heritage.
Cast & Crew
|Louis Gossett Jr.|
|Lynda Day George|
|Marvin J. Chomsky - Director|