Roots

120 minutes

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.

120 minutes

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.

Episodes

All »
Previous Episodes
George Johnson (Brad Davis) saves Tom's life after he is nearly beaten to death; Tom moves his family to Tennessee for a new start.

54 watches

0 reviews

s1e6 Part 6
January 30, 1977
George Johnson (Brad Davis) saves Tom's life after he is nearly beaten to death; Tom moves his family to Tennessee for a new start.
Series Finale
Chicken George (Ben Vereen) wins his freedom; George's son Tom (Georg Stanford Brown) works as a blacksmith for the Confederacy.

56 watches

0 reviews

s1e5 Part V
January 28, 1977
Chicken George (Ben Vereen) wins his freedom; George's son Tom (Georg Stanford Brown) works as a blacksmith for the Confederacy.
363777
s1e1 Part I
January 23, 1977
January 23, 1977
Part I
Series Premiere
363778
s1e2 Part II
January 24, 1977
January 24, 1977
Part II
363780
s1e3 Part III
January 25, 1977
January 25, 1977
Part III
363781
s1e4 Part IV
January 27, 1977
January 27, 1977
Part IV
363782
s1e5 Part V
January 28, 1977
January 28, 1977
Part V
363783
s1e6 Part 6
January 30, 1977
January 30, 1977
Part 6
Series Finale

Top Reviews

All »
Greaves
Large 1364056248 459
0
I am still amazed at how powerful this story is and how it hasn't dated itself. It was able to carefully weave historical fact in with enough fiction to produce action, adventure and romance. Roots is something to be treasured for years to come.
17 ratings
2 reviews

Ratings & Reviews

All »
Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
3 star rating
Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
2.5 star rating
17 ratings (average: 4.21)
2 reviews

Show Lists

All »
Default avatar cat
franckgutu added it to roots q
1 show
Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
JessicaD5 added it to Concluded :(
13 shows
17 show lists

Ratings & Reviews

All »
Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
3 star rating
Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
2.5 star rating
17 ratings (average: 4.21)
2 reviews