Roots

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30th anniversary ed.
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This award-winning six-part historical epic was one of the first examples of the miniseries format and one of the highest-rated television programs in broadcasting history. Based on the best-selling novel by author Alex Haley, Roots chronicles the progress of Haley's own family across many generations, from the kidnapping of an African warrior by American slave traders to eventual post-Civil War freedom. Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) is a young tribesman of coastal Africa who has passed the rituals marking his transition into manhood. Searching for wood to build a drum, he is set upon by slavers who sell him in the United States after a nightmarish Atlantic crossing. Defiant, Kunta refuses to consider himself a slave, despite some sage advice from his mentor, the more mature Fiddler (Louis Gossett Jr.). As the years pass, the aging Kunta (John Amos) is hobbled for his repeated escape attempts. Realizing he'll never return to Africa, Kunta settles down, becoming husband to Bell (Madge Sinclair) and father to Kizzy (Leslie Uggams), a girl infused with her father's independent spirit. Sold and then raped by her new master, Kizzy has a son, Chicken George (Ben Vereen), a happy go lucky cockfighting expert who uses his skills to buy his freedom. George paves the way for his children, the great-grandchildren of Kunta Kinte, who finally become free in the aftermath of the Civil War. Roots (1977) was followed by a sequel miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations (1979), and a made-for-television feature, Roots: The Gift (1988), as well as another telefilm based on the family history of the Haley clan, Queen (1993). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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African Americans -- Drama
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African Americans -- History -- To 1863
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Drama
Biographical -- Television mini-series
Biographical television programs
Confederate States of America -- History
Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama
Drama
Family
Fiction television programs
Film adaptations
Haley, Alex
Haley, Alex. -- Drama
Haley, Alex. -- Family -- Drama
Haley, Alex. -- Film adaptations
Haley, Alex. -- Television adaptations
Haley family
Haley family. -- Drama
Historical -- Television mini-series
Historical films
Historical films -- United States
Historical television programs
History
Jackson family
Jackson family. -- Drama
Kinte family
Kinte family. -- Drama
Moore family
Moore family. -- Drama
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Slaveholders -- Southern States
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama
Slavery
Slavery -- United States -- Drama
Slavery -- United States -- History
Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama
Southern States -- History -- Drama
Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama
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Contributors:
Rhodes, Hari.
Shenar, Paul.
Sinclair, Madge.
McShane, Ian,1942-actor.
Jones, Carolyn,1930-1983.
ISBN:
9781419850219
9780790763958
9780780667167
UPC:
085393745622
085391144854
883929161867
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auth_author2Amos, John, 1939-
Angelou, Maya,
Angelou, Maya.
Asner, Edward,
Asner, Edward.
Blinn, William,
Blinn, William.
Bridges, Lloyd,
Bridges, Lloyd.
Brown, Georg Stanford,
Brown, Georg Stanford.
Burton, LeVar,
Burton, LeVar.
Carey, Macdonald,
Carey, Macdonald.
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Cohen, M. Charles,
Cohen, M. Charles.
Cole, Olivia, 1942-2018,
Cole, Olivia, 1942-2018.
Collins, Gary, 1938-2012,
Collins, Gary, 1938-2012.
Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992,
Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992.
Crothers, Scat Man,
Crothers, Scat Man.
Cumbuka, Ji-Tu,
Cumbuka, Ji-Tu.
Davis, Brad, 1949-1991,
Davis, Brad, 1949-1991.
Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
Erman, John, 1935-
Fried, Gerald,
Fried, Gerald.
George, Lynda Day,
George, Lynda Day.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-
Greene, David, 1921-2003,
Greene, David, 1921-2003.
Greene, Lorne,
Greene, Lorne.
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993,
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993.
Haley, Alex.
Hamilton, George, 1939-
Heckert, James T.
Heckert, James T.,
Hicks, Hilly, 1950-
Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953-
Ives, Burl, 1909-1995,
Ives, Burl, 1909-1995.
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983,
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983.
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Kinoy, Ernest,
Kinoy, Ernest.
Kirby, Peter,
Kirby, Peter.
Larner, Stevan,
Larner, Stevan.
Lee, James, 1923-2002,
Lee, James, 1923-2002.
Margulies, Stan,
Margulies, Stan.
McClure, Doug, 1935-1995,
McClure, Doug, 1935-1995.
McShane, Ian, 1942-
Moody, Lynne, 1950-
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982,
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
Moses, Gilbert,
Moses, Gilbert.
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991,
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991.
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992,
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992.
Rhodes, Hari,
Rhodes, Hari.
Roundtree, Richard, 1942-
Schuck, John, 1940-
Shenar, Paul,
Shenar, Paul.
Simpson, O. J., 1947-
Sinclair, Madge,
Sinclair, Madge.
St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990,
St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990.
Todd, Beverly, 1946-
Travis, Neil,
Travis, Neil.
Tyson, Cicely,
Tyson, Cicely.
Uggams, Leslie,
Uggams, Leslie.
Vereen, Ben,
Vereen, Ben.
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014,
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014.
Watson, William, 1938-1997,
Watson, William, 1938-1997.
Wilcots, Joseph M., 1939-
Wolper, David L.
Wolper, David L.,
Woods, Renn, 1958-
author2-roleAmos, John,1939-
Amos, John,1939-actor.
Angelou, Maya,actor.
Angelou, Maya.
Asner, Edward,actor.
Asner, Edward.
Blinn, William,producer,screenwriter.
Blinn, William.
Bridges, Lloyd,actor.
Bridges, Lloyd.
Brown, Georg Stanford,actor.
Brown, Georg Stanford.
Burton, LeVar,actor.
Burton, LeVar.
Carey, Macdonald,actor.
Carey, Macdonald.
Chomsky, Marvin J.,1929-
Chomsky, Marvin J.,1929-director.
Cohen, M. Charles,screenwriter.
Cohen, M. Charles.
Cole, Olivia,1942-2018,actor.
Cole, Olivia,1942-2018.
Collins, Gary,1938-2012,actor.
Collins, Gary,1938-2012.
Connors, Chuck,1921-1992,actor.
Connors, Chuck,1921-1992.
Crothers, Scat Man,actor.
Crothers, Scat Man.
Cumbuka, Ji-Tu,actor.
Cumbuka, Ji-Tu.
Davis, Brad,1949-1991,actor.
Davis, Brad,1949-1991.
Duncan, Sandy,1946-
Duncan, Sandy,1946-actor.
Erman, John,1935-
Erman, John,1935-director.
Fried, Gerald,composer.
Fried, Gerald.
George, Lynda Day,actor.
George, Lynda Day.
Gossett, Louis,Jr.,1936-
Gossett, Louis,Jr.,1936-actor.
Greene, David,1921-2003,director.
Greene, David,1921-2003.
Greene, Lorne,actor.
Greene, Lorne.
Gunn, Moses,1929-1993,actor.
Gunn, Moses,1929-1993.
Haley, Alex.Roots.
Hamilton, George,1939-
Hamilton, George,1939-actor.
Heckert, James T.
Heckert, James T.,editor of moving image work.
Hicks, Hilly,1950-
Hicks, Hilly,1950-actor.
Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence,1953-
Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence,1953-actor.
Ives, Burl,1909-1995,actor.
Ives, Burl,1909-1995.
Jones, Carolyn,1930-1983,actor.
Jones, Carolyn,1930-1983.
Jones, Quincy,1933-
Jones, Quincy,1933-composer.
Kinoy, Ernest,screenwriter.
Kinoy, Ernest.
Kirby, Peter,editor of moving image work.
Kirby, Peter.
Larner, Stevan,director of photography.
Larner, Stevan.
Lee, James,1923-2002,screenwriter.
Lee, James,1923-2002.
Margulies, Stan,producer.
Margulies, Stan.
McClure, Doug,1935-1995,actor.
McClure, Doug,1935-1995.
McShane, Ian,1942-
McShane, Ian,1942-actor.
Moody, Lynne,1950-
Moody, Lynne,1950-actor.
Morrow, Vic,1931-1982,actor.
Morrow, Vic,1931-1982.
Moses, Gilbert,director.
Moses, Gilbert.
Rasulala, Thalmus,1939-1991,actor.
Rasulala, Thalmus,1939-1991.
Reed, Robert,1932-1992,actor.
Reed, Robert,1932-1992.
Rhodes, Hari,actor.
Rhodes, Hari.
Roundtree, Richard,1942-
Roundtree, Richard,1942-actor.
Schuck, John,1940-
Schuck, John,1940-actor.
Shenar, Paul,actor.
Shenar, Paul.
Simpson, O. J.,1947-
Simpson, O. J.,1947-actor.
Sinclair, Madge,actor.
Sinclair, Madge.
St. Jacques, Raymond,1930-1990,actor.
St. Jacques, Raymond,1930-1990.
Todd, Beverly,1946-
Todd, Beverly,1946-actor.
Travis, Neil,editor of moving image work.
Travis, Neil.
Tyson, Cicely,actor.
Tyson, Cicely.
Uggams, Leslie,actor.
Uggams, Leslie.
Vereen, Ben,actor.
Vereen, Ben.
Waite, Ralph,1928-2014,actor.
Waite, Ralph,1928-2014.
Warner Bros. Television.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Watson, William,1938-1997,actor.
Watson, William,1938-1997.
Wilcots, Joseph M.,1939-
Wilcots, Joseph M.,1939-director of photography.
Wolper Productions.
Wolper, David L.
Wolper, David L.,producer.
Woods, Renn,1958-
Woods, Renn,1958-actor.
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African American families
African American families -- Drama
African Americans -- Drama
African Americans -- History -- Drama
African Americans -- History -- To 1863
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Drama
Biographical -- Television mini-series
Biographical television programs
Confederate States of America -- History
Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama
Drama
Fiction television programs
Film adaptations
Haley family. -- Drama
Haley, Alex. -- Drama
Haley, Alex. -- Family -- Drama
Haley, Alex. -- Film adaptations
Haley, Alex. -- Television adaptations
Historical -- Television mini-series
Historical films
Historical films -- United States
Historical television programs
Jackson family. -- Drama
Kinte family. -- Drama
Moore family. -- Drama
Slaveholders -- Southern States
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama
Slavery -- United States -- Drama
Slavery -- United States -- History
Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama
Southern States -- History -- Drama
Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama
Television adaptations
Television mini-series
Television programs
Television programs -- United States
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Television serials
Television series
United States -- History -- Drama
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayRoots
title_fullRoots [videorecording] / David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Roots [videorecording] / a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [and others] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [and others]
Roots [videorecording] / developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television
Roots [videorecording] / developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production
title_shortRoots
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African Americans
Family
Haley family
Haley, Alex
Historical films
History
Jackson family
Kinte family
Moore family
Slaveholders
Slavery
Television serials
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