Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky; John Erman; David Greene; Gilbert Moses
Writers: William Blinn; M. Charles Cohen; Ernest Kinoy; James Lee
From novel: Roots by Alex Haley
Keywords: Drama, Slavery, Ku Klux Klan, Controversial
Alex Haley traces his family descent back to Kunta Kinte, a young West African captured by slavers in the mid-18th Century and brought to Virginia. Television miniseries in 10 parts, and by far the best miniseries ever produced for broadcast television, captivating the entire country in 1977. Won 9 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Limited Series. Followed by a sequel, Roots: The Next Generations (1979), picking up from the late 19th Century.
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