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Author: Stan MarguliesWilliam BlinnMarvin J ChomskyLeVar BurtonJohn AmosAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1985], ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Kit : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow.
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Named Person: Alex Haley; Kinte family; Haley family; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.
Material Type: Kit, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Margulies; William Blinn; Marvin J Chomsky; LeVar Burton; John Amos; Ben Vereen; Cicely Tyson; Thalmus Rasulala; Edward Asner; Ralph Waite; Lorne Greene; Vic Morrow; Chuck Connors; Stevan Larner; Joseph M Wilcots; James T Heckert; Peter Kirby; Gerald Fried; Quincy Jones; Wolper Productions.; Warner Bros. Television.
OCLC Number: 60789719
Notes: Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977; released as videotape in 1985.
Credits: Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Cast: 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.
Awards: 9 Emmy awards (1976-77); George Foster Peabody award (1977); Television Critics Circle awards (1977); Golden Globe award (1977).
Target Audience: Grades 8+.
Description: 6 videocassettes (540 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Roots (Television program : 1977)
Responsibility: 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].

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An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow.

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