Roots (TV miniseries)
|Directed by||Marvin J. Chomsky|
|Produced by||Stan Margulies|
|Written by||Alex Haley|
|Screenplay by||Alex Haley|
Louis Gossett, Jr.
|Music by||Gerald Fried|
Quincy Jones (episode 1)
|Budget||US $6.6 million|
|Original run||January 23, 1977 – January 30, 1977|
|Running time||570 minutes|
|No. of episodes||8 (re-edited to 6 for video)|
|Followed by||Roots: The Next Generations|
Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. It was first shown on ABC in 1977. It was shown over eight nights, from January 23 to January 30, 1977. It was followed by two sequels: Roots: The Next Generations, which was shown on ABC in 1979, and Roots: The Gift, a Christmas television movie which was shown on ABC in 1988. It got 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award.
The miniseries is about several generations of an African-American slave family. It shows their daily lives, where they are forced into labor, rape, and the sale and separation of their own family.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "New Roots series expected to yield big bucks for ABC". Ottawa Citizen. February 20, 1979. p. 54. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- ↑ Awards for "Roots"
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