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Roots

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN, EAS, WSQ)

Edition

30th anniversary ed.

Languages

In English or Spanish, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Performers

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.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2011]

Physical Description

7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, passing on his tale across generations until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. Through the lineage of one family, Haley and his Pulitzer-Prize-winning Roots told a story for all America and the world.

Notes

Title from container.

Based on the book by Alex Haley.

Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.

Special features: 2007 documentary "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" ; 2002 documentary "Remembering Roots" ; "Roots: one year later" hosted by Louis Gossett Jr. ; cast/crew commentaries with video option.

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