Roots

Roots

(1977)

1 Seasons

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Genres

Drama , History , War & Military

Runtime

1h 14min

Cast

Ben Vereen
Chicken George Moore
LeVar Burton
Kunta Kinte
Robert Reed
Dr. William Reynolds
John Amos
Older Kunta Kinte

Synopsis

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.

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