Roots

1977 | Drama
Ended | ABC
3.9 out of 5 stars

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.

CAST:
Kunta Kinte - LeVar Burton
Binta - Cicely Tyson
Missy Anne Reynolds - Sandy Duncan
Fiddler - Louis Gossett Jr.
Mingo - Scatman Crothers
Evan Brent - Lloyd Bridges
Kunta Kinte (Adult) - John Amos
"Chicken" George - Ben Vereen
Tom Harvey - Georg Stanford Brown

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