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Author: Stan MarguliesWilliam BlinnM Charles CohenErnest KinoyJames LeeAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 30th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.
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Genre/Form: Television serials
Historical films
Biographical television programs
Television mini-series
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Margulies; William Blinn; M Charles Cohen; Ernest Kinoy; James Lee; Marvin J Chomsky; John Erman; David Greene; Gilbert Moses; Maya Angelou; LeVar Burton; Edward Asner; O J Simpson; Ralph Waite; Louis Gossett; Robert Reed; Lorne Green; Lynda Day George; Vic Morrow; John Amos; Sandy Duncan; Leslie Uggams; George Hamilton; Richard Roundtree; Ben Vereen; Lloyd Bridges; Georg Stanford Brown; Cicely Tyson; Gerald Fried; Quincy Jones; Alex Haley; Wolper Productions.; Warner Bros. Television.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419850210 9781419850219
OCLC Number: 136973490
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977.
Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner.
Credits: Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell.
Cast: Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson.
Awards: Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Disc 1: side A, episode 1 --
Disc 1: side B, episode 2. Disc 2: side A, episode 3 --
Disc 2: side B, episode 4.
Other Titles: Roots (Television program : 1977)
Responsibility: 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.

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Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

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