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|Genre/Form:||Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Fiction television programs
Films for the hearing impaired
Television programs for the hearing impaired
|Named Person:||Alex Haley; Haley family; Jackson family; Kinte family; Moore family|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
LeVar Burton; John Amos; Ben Vereen; Cicely Tyson; Thalmus Rasulala; Edward Asner; Ralph Waite; Lorne Greene; Vic Morrow; Chuck Connors; John Schuck; Leslie Uggams; Robert Reed; Louis Gossett; David L Wolper; Stan Margulies; William Blinn; Marvin J Chomsky; Dorian Harewood; Paul Koslo; Marc Singer; Stan Shaw; Henry Fonda; Richard Thomas; Irene Cara; Ruby Dee; Georg Stanford Brown; John Erman; Avery Brooks; Kate Mulgrew; Shaun Cassidy; John McMartin; Jerry Hardin; Annabella Price; Fran Bennett; Tim Russ; Michael Learned; David Eyre; Kevin Hooks; William Haley; David Frost; Alex Haley; Warner Bros. Television.; Wolper Productions.; Warner Bros. Entertainment.
|Language Note:||Roots: English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Roots the next generation: in English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Roots, the gift: in English with optional English closed captions.|
|Notes:||Title from container.
Roots based on the book by Alex Haley. Roots, the next generations based on "Roots" and "Search" and additional material by Alex Haley. Roots, the gift based upon characters from the novel Roots by Alex Haley.
Roots originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977, and Roots the next generation, broadcast in 1979. Roots, the gift originally produced for television in 1988.
Special features: Roots: Commentary by David L. Wolper, Edward Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, William Blinn, Jan Scott, and Lynn Stalmaster ; Roots family tree ; Remembering Roots (2002 documentary featurette).
Special features: Roots, the next generation: The legacy continues [2004 documentary featurette].
|Credits:||Roots / a David L. Wolper [&] Warner Bros. Television production ; 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 ; music, Gerlad Fried, Quincy Jones.
Roots, the next generations / a David L. Wolper [&] Warner Bros. Television production ; producer, Stan Margulies ; teleplay by Sydney A. Glass, Ernest Kinoy, Thad Mumford, John McGreevey, Daniel Wilcox ; directed by Georg Stanford Brown, Charles S. Dubin, John Erman, Lloyd Richards ; music, Gerald Fried.
Roots, the gift / a David L. Wolper [&] Warner Bros. Television production ; producer, Mark M. Wolfer ; written by D.M. Eyre Jr. ; directed by Kevin Hooks ; music, Gerald Fried.
|Performer(s):||Roots stars: LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett.
Roots, the next generations stars: Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Marc Singer, Stan Shaw, Henry Fonda, Richard Thomas, Irene Cara, Ruby Dee, Georg Stanford Brown.
Roots, the gift stars: Louis Gossett, Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Shaun Cassidy, John McMartin, Jerry Hardin, Annabella Price, Fran Bennett, Tim Russ, Michael Learned.
The legacy of Roots, part one. Crossing over : William Haley, LeVar Burton. Roots : one year later hosted by Louis Gossett Jr. The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley/David Frost interview ; Levar Burton.
|Awards:||Roots: Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama
Roots: 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:||Rating: Not rated.|
|Description:||10 videodiscs (ca. 1505 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 16 x 27 cm.)|
|Details:||DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.|
|Contents:||Roots (3 DVDs ; 573 min. ; c1977 ; 30th anniversary ed.) --
Roots, the next generation (4 DVDs ; 688 min. ; c1979) --
Roots, the gift (1 DVD ; 94 min. ; c1988) --
The legacy of Roots, part one (1 DVD ; 75 min.) --
The legacy of Roots, part two (1 DVD ; 75 min.).
|Other Titles:||Roots, the next generation.
Roots, the gift.
Roots: the next generation, the legacy continues.
Legacy of Roots, part one.
Legacy of Roots, part two.
Phenomenon of Roots.
Roots : one year later.
Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation.
Roots (Television program : 1977)
|Responsibility:||Warner Bros. Entertainment.|
Roots, the next generations follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots.
Roots: the gift (an expansion of the Roots saga with a Christmas theme three years after Kunta Kinte's first unsuccessful attempt to escape slavery) has Kunta Kinte and Fiddler desperately leading runaways through a network of safe havens to a getaway boat. As the boat fills there's room for one more passenger. A choice must be made; a Mandinka warrior can never abandon his friend.
The legacy of Roots, part one. Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation provides a look back at the impact of the book and miniseries on culture and society -- Roots: one year later: "Fresh off the lightning impact of the original telecast, participants recall how the miniseries was born in this 1978 special."
The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test.
- Roots (Television program : 1977) -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Haley, Alex -- Family -- Drama.
- Haley family -- Drama.
- Jackson family -- Drama.
- Kinte family -- Drama.
- Moore family -- Drama.
- African American families -- Drama.
- African Americans -- History -- Drama.
- Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
- Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama.
- United States -- History -- Drama.
- DVD-Video discs.
- Esclavitud -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
- Afronorteamericanos -- Historia -- Teatro.