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Roots

Blinn, William (Added Author). Wolper, David L. (Added Author). Margulies, Stan (Added Author). Cohen, M. Charles. (Added Author). Kinoy, Ernest (Added Author). Lee, James, 1923-2002 (Added Author). Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929- (Added Author). Erman, John, 1935-2021 (Added Author). Greene, David, 1921-2003 (Added Author). Moses, Gilbert (Added Author). Amos, John, 1939- (Added Author). Angelou, Maya (Added Author). Asner, Edward (Added Author). Bridges, Lloyd (Added Author). Brown, Georg Stanford (Added Author). Burton, LeVar (Added Author). Carey, Macdonald (Added Author). Cole, Olivia, 1942-2018 (Added Author). Collins, Gary, 1938-2012 (Added Author). Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992 (Added Author). Crothers, Scat Man (Added Author). Cumbuka, Ji-Tu (Added Author). Davis, Brad, 1949-1991 (Added Author). Duncan, Sandy, 1946- (Added Author). George, Lynda Day (Added Author). Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- (Added Author). Greene, Lorne (Added Author). Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993 (Added Author). Hamilton, George, 1939- (Added Author). Hicks, Hilly, 1950- (Added Author). Ives, Burl, 1909-1995 (Added Author). Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953- (Added Author). Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983 (Added Author). McClure, Doug, 1935-1995 (Added Author). McShane, Ian, 1942- (Added Author). Moody, Lynne, 1950- (Added Author). Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982 (Added Author). Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991 (Added Author). Reed, Robert, 1932-1992 (Added Author). Rhodes, Hari (Added Author). Roundtree, Richard, 1942-2023 (Added Author). St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990 (Added Author). Schuck, John, 1940- (Added Author). Shenar, Paul (Added Author). Simpson, O. J., 1947- (Added Author). Sinclair, Madge (Added Author). Todd, Beverly, 1946- (Added Author). Tyson, Cicely (Added Author). Uggams, Leslie (Added Author). Vereen, Ben (Added Author). Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014 (Added Author). Watson, William, 1938-1997 (Added Author). Woods, Ren. (Added Author). Larner, Stevan (Added Author). Wilcots, Joseph M., 1939- (Added Author). Heckert, James T. (Added Author). Kirby, Peter (Added Author). Travis, Neil (Added Author). Fried, Gerald (Added Author). Jones, Quincy, 1933- (Added Author). Haley, Alex Roots. (Added Author). Wolper Productions (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods. (Cast).

Summary: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0780667166
  • ISBN: 9780780667167
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2007.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
Special features (discs 1-6): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions.
Special feature (disc 6): 2002 documentary "Remembering Roots."
Special features (disc 7): 2007 documentary "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" hosted by William Haley and LeVar Burton ; Documentary "Roots one year later" hosted by Louis Gosset Jr.
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1: episode 1 ; Disc 2: episode 2 ; Disc 3: episode 3 ; Disc 4: episode 4 ; Disc 5: episode 5 ; Disc 6: episode 6 and Remembering Roots ; Disc 7: Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation -- Roots : one year later.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Participant or Performer Note: John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated Warner Home Video.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
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.
Subject: Haley, Alex Family Drama
Haley family Drama
Jackson family Drama
Kinte family Drama
Moore family Drama
African Americans Drama
African American families Drama
Slavery United States Drama
African Americans History Drama
Southern States History Drama
United States History Drama
Television series
Historical films
Genre: Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical -- Television mini-series.
Biographical -- Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Television serials.

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      Diamond Lakes Branch Library
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      Charles A. Lanford Library
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