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.

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Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 6 - Part 6

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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.
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Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 1 - Part I

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January 23, 1977
Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) is captured by slave traders and shipped to America aboard a vessel commanded by a conscience-stricken captain (Ed Asner).
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Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 1 - Part I
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January 23, 1977
January 23, 1977
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Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 2 - Part II
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January 24, 1977
January 24, 1977
Part II
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 3 - Part III
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January 25, 1977
January 25, 1977
Part III
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 4 - Part IV
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January 27, 1977
January 27, 1977
Part IV
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January 28, 1977
January 28, 1977
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Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 6 - Part 6
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January 30, 1977
January 30, 1977
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I remember watching this, I was very young wen it was shown, so it may have been reruns a few years later, I remember sobbing at the injustice, cruelty and inhumanity. I also remember feeling that if you have have hope, you never ever give up.
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Based on Alex Haley's book who is already based on his own family history, Roots is one powerful mini serie about slavery. From Kunta Kinte (1750) to Tom Harvey (1870), we follow 120 years of the U.S. history throught the eyes of a young slave and his descendants
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