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Title Roots [(DVD) videorecording] / developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television.

Edition 30th anniversary edition.
Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2011]
Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2011]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Television Shows  TV ROOTS    DUE 12-20-23
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Description 7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Note Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.
Contents Disc 1. Episode 1 / written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene -- disc 2. Episode 2 / written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour) -- disc 3. Episode 3 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 4. Episode 4 / written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 5. Episode 5 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses -- disc 6. Episode 6 / written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky; Remembering Roots (2002 ; ca. 19 min.) -- disc 7. Roots: one year later (1978; ca. 48 min.); Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation (2007 ; 20 min.).
Credits Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Cast John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods.
Summary An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
Audience Not rated Warner Home Video.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; full frame; Dolby digital mono.
Language In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Haley, Alex -- Family -- Drama.
Haley family -- Drama.
Jackson family -- Drama.
Kinte family -- Drama.
Moore family -- Drama.
Haley, Alex -- Television adaptations.
Roots (Television program : 1977)
African Americans -- Drama.
Enslaved persons -- United States -- Drama.
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama.
African American families -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Drama.
Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama.
Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama.
Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Drama.
Added Author Blinn, William, television producer, screenwriter.
Wolper, David L., television producer.
Margulies, Stan, television producer.
Cogen, Charles, 1903- screenwriter.
Kinoy, Ernest, screenwriter.
Lee, James, 1923-2002, screenwriter.
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-2022, television director.
Erman, John, 1935-2021, television director.
Greene, David, 1921-2003, television director.
Moses, Gilbert, television director.
Amos, John, 1939- actor.
Angelou, Maya, actor.
Asner, Edward, actor.
Bridges, Lloyd, actor.
Brown, Georg Stanford, actor.
Burton, LeVar, actor.
Carey, Macdonald, actor.
Cole, Olivia, 1942-2018, actor.
Collins, Gary, 1938-2012, actor.
Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992, actor.
Crothers, Scat Man, actor.
Cumbuka, Ji-Tu, actor.
Davis, Brad, 1949-1991, actor.
Duncan, Sandy, 1946- actor.
George, Lynda Day, actor.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- actor.
Greene, Lorne, actor.
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993, actor.
Hamilton, George, 1939- actor.
Hicks, Hilly, 1950- actor.
Ives, Burl, 1909-1995, actor.
Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953- actor.
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983, actor.
McClure, Doug, 1935-1995, actor.
McShane, Ian, 1942- actor.
Moody, Lynne, 1950- actor.
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982, actor.
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991, actor.
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992, actor.
Rhodes, Hari, actor.
Roundtree, Richard, 1942- actor.
St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990, actor.
Schuck, John, 1940- actor.
Shenar, Paul, actor.
Simpson, O. J., 1947- actor.
Sinclair, Madge, actor.
Todd, Beverly, 1946- actor.
Tyson, Cicely, actor.
Uggams, Leslie, actor.
Vereen, Ben, actor.
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014, actor.
Watson, William, 1938-1997, actor.
Woods, Renn, 1958- actor.
Larner, Stevan, director of photography.
Wilcots, Joseph M., 1939-2009, director of photography.
Heckert, James T., editor of moving image work.
Kirby, Peter (Peter William), editor of moving image work.
Travis, Neil, editor of moving image work.
Fried, Gerald, composer.
Jones, Quincy, 1933- composer.
Haley, Alex. Roots.
Wolper Productions.
Warner Bros. Television.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Roots (Television program : 1977)
ISBN 9780780667167
Standard No. 883929161867
Music No. 10723527
3000033902 Warner Home Video
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