Roots

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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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 80280
  • Status Ended
  • Original Network ABC (US)
  • Networks ABC (US) from January 1977 to May 2007
  • Runtimes 65 minutes (10 episodes) 30 minutes (2 episodes) 50 minutes (2 episodes) 25 minutes (1 episode) 13 minutes (1 episode) 8 minutes (1 episode) 35 minutes (1 episode) 20 minutes (1 episode) 18 minutes (1 episode)
  • Genres Drama Mini-Series
  • On Other Sites TV.com IMDB Zap2It
  • Favorited This series has been favorited by 70 people.
  • Created February 4, 2008 by Administrator
  • Modified June 3, 2019 by Administrator

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