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Roots

Author: David Greene; Edward Asner; Lloyd Bridges; LeVar Burton; Alex Haley; et al
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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An eight part series, which chronicles a black man's search for his heritage and reveals an epic panorama of America's past.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
Named Person: Alex Haley; Haley family.; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Haley Family; Kinte Family; Alex Haley
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Greene; Edward Asner; Lloyd Bridges; LeVar Burton; Alex Haley; et al
ISBN: 0790763958 9780790763958
OCLC Number: 50278594
Language Note: In English with optional soundtrack in Spanish and optional subtitles in French or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the book by Alex Haley.
Originally broadcast on television in 1977.
DVD special features include: feature-length audio commentary with video inserts behind-the-scenes documentary, Remembering Roots, interactive menus, and scene access.
DVD-ROM special features include: interactive Roots family tree and web site links.
Credits: Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Quincy Jones and Gerald Fried.
Cast: Ed Asner, Lloyd Bridges, LeVar Burton, Lorne Greene, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr., Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Georg Stanford Brown.
Awards: Honors include: 9 Emmy Awards (1976-1977) - Best Limited Series, Best Lead Actor/Single Performance (Louis Gossett Jr.), Best Supporting Actor/Single Performance (Ed Asner), Best Supporting Actress/Single Performance (Olivia Cole), Best Drama Series Writing, Best Drama Series Directing, Best Drama Series Film Editing, Best Series Film Sound Editing, Best Achievement in Music Composition ; George Foster Peabody Award (1977) ; Television Critics Circle Awards (1977) - Program of the Year, Achievement in Drama, Achievements in Acting - Leading Male (Ben Vereen) Supporting Male (Ed Asner) Supporting Female (Leslie Uggams) ; Golden Globe Award (1977) - Best Drama Series.
Target Audience: Canadian Home Video rating PG.; Canadian Home Video rating DP.
Description: 3 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd. (stereo.), col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Special features: Feature-length audio commentary with video inserts ; Behind-the-scenes documentary: Remembering Roots ; Interactive menus ; Scene access ; on disc 3, side B, interactive roots family tree and web site links.
Other Titles: Roots (Television program : 1977)
Responsibility: Wolper Productions ; produced by Stan Margulies ; directed by David Greene ... [et al.] ; written by M. Charles Cohen ... [et al.].

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An eight part series, which chronicles a black man's search for his heritage and reveals an epic panorama of America's past.

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