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Roots

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Roots

First Air Date: January 23, 1977

First Aired on    :   1977
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   Alex Haley
Networks    :   ABC
Genres    :   Drama
Seasons/Episodes    :   8 episodes in 1 Seasons

The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.


Roots on IMDb 7.5


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Seasons

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Season 1 (1977)

8 episodes


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Specials (1)

7 episodes




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