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Roots (1977)

Roots (1977)

The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed nine-and-a-half-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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1x01 Part I
aired Jan 23, 1977

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  • Status Ended
  • Premiered Jan 23, 1977
  • Genre Drama, Mini-Series
  • Country United States
  • Network ABC
  • Runtime 90 minutes
  • Links IMDB and TheTVDB

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