Roots

Roots

Jan. 23, 1977
Country:
Duration: 588 min/episode
Rated: TV-14
Status: Ended

Seasons and episodes

1Season 1Jan. 23, 1977

Creator

Alex Haley
Creator

Cast

Ben Vereen
Chicken George Moore
LeVar Burton
Kunta Kinte
Olivia Cole
Mathilda

Synopsis

The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.

Roots
Roots
Original titleRoots
First air dateJan. 23, 1977
Last air dateJan. 30, 1977
Seasons1
Episodes8
IMDb Rating8.416 256 votes
TMDb Rating7.5118 votes

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