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.
Series Finale
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 5 - Part V

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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.
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 1 - Part I
s1e1 Part I
January 23, 1977
January 23, 1977
Part I
Series Premiere
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 2 - Part II
s1e2 Part II
January 24, 1977
January 24, 1977
Part II
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 3 - Part III
s1e3 Part III
January 25, 1977
January 25, 1977
Part III
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 4 - Part IV
s1e4 Part IV
January 27, 1977
January 27, 1977
Part IV
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 5 - Part V
s1e5 Part V
January 28, 1977
January 28, 1977
Part V
Watch Roots Season 1 Episode 6 - Part 6
s1e6 Part 6
January 30, 1977
January 30, 1977
Part 6
Series Finale

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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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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.
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