Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
25th Anniversary Edition.
[United States] : Warner Home Video, .
3 videodiscs ( 573 min.) : sd., col double sided ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally broadcast as a miniseries in 1977, released on videodisc on Jan. 15, 2002.
Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Special features: Digitally remastered image and audio from restored elements; commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper, Ed Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Stan Winston and others ; behind-the-scenes documentary "Remembering Roots" ; DVD-ROM features: Roots family tree and web site links.
An adaptation of Alex Haley's book Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow.
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LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett, O.J. Simpson.
Golden Globe Award: Best TV Series
Emmy Awards: Outstanding Achievement Film Sound Editing ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Best Supporting Actor ; Best Supporting Actress ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
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