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Title Roots [(DVD) videorecording] / David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses.

Edition Thirtieth anniversary edition.
Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
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Description 4 videodiscs (645 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Closed-captioned.
Cast Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson.
Credits Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell.
Note Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977.
Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast memebers including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and edition Asner.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.
Awards Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Subject African American families -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Margulies, Stan.
Blinn, William.
Cohen, M. Charles.
Kinoy, Ernest.
Lee, James, 1923-2002.
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Erman, John, 1935-
Greene, David, 1921-2003.
Moses, Gilbert.
Angelou, Maya.
Burton, LeVar.
Asner, Edward.
Simpson, O. J., 1947-
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992.
Green, Lorne.
George, Lynda Day.
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
Amos, John, 1939-
Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
Uggams, Leslie.
Hamilton, George, 1939-
Roundtree, Richard, 1942-
Vereen, Ben.
Bridges, Lloyd.
Brown, Georg Stanford.
Tyson, Cicely.
Fried, Gerald.
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Haley, Alex. Roots.
Wolper Productions.
Warner Bros. Television.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Roots (Television program : 1977)
ISBN 1419850210
Standard No. 085391144854
Music No. 114485 Warner Home Video
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