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Roots

Premier :: 1977-01-23

on ABC

Genre :: Drama
8.6/10


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Summary

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.

Latest Episode

Series 0 - Episode 8 - The Gift
Aired - 11 December 1988

Episode summary:

The characters of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from Roots are back in this movie. In this movie the two of them accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape. And the two of them try to help him and also see this as an opportunity to escape themselves.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 1

+ Episode - 8 Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 7 THE GIFT Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 6 Part VI Aired - 30 January 1977
+ Episode - 5 Part V Aired - 28 January 1977
+ Episode - 4 Part IV Aired - 27 January 1977
+ Episode - 3 Part III Aired - 25 January 1977
+ Episode - 2 Part II Aired - 24 January 1977
+ Episode - 1 Part I Aired - 23 January 1977
+ Episode - 0 Aired - Air date unknown.

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