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Roots [videorecording] / a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.].

Contributor Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-

Edition Statement:25th Anniversary Edition.

Imprint:[United States] : Warner Home Video, [2001].

Description3 videodiscs ( 573 min.) : sd., col double sided ; 4 3/4 in.

Note:Originally broadcast as a miniseries in 1977, released on videodisc on Jan. 15, 2002.

Note:Based on the novel by Alex Haley.

Note: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.

Note: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.

Note : PerformerLeVar 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.

Note: AwardsGolden Globe Award: Best TV Series

Note: AwardsEmmy 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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Contributor
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Burton, LeVar.
Amos, John, 1939-
Vereen, Ben.
Tyson, Cicely.
Cole, Olivia, 1942-
Asner, Edward.
Uggams, Leslie.
Gosset, Louis, 1936-. .
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991.
Simpson, O. J., 1947-
Waite, Ralph, 1928-
Greene, Lorne.
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992.
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992.
Kirby, Peter.
Wolper Productions.
Warner Bros. Television.
Title:
Roots
Series Statement
Buhl Library Video Collection.
Subject:
Haley, Alex -- Drama. .
Kinte family -- Drama.
Haley family -- Drama.
Subject:
African Americans -- Drama.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
Index Term - Genre/Form
Adaptation.
Biographical films.
Ethnic.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Historical films.
Made-for-TV movies.
Social problem.
Other title
Roots (Television program).
Remembering Roots.