DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977
Special features: include audio commentary from key cast members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; "Remembering Roots" 2002 documentary; "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" 2007 documentary
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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This miniseries was a huge hit in 1977. Based on Alex Haley’s best selling novel, it tells the story of Kunta Kinte from his enslavement in Africa in the mid-18th century to his descendents’ eventual freedom in the midst of the Civil War. It spawned two sequels; Roots: The Next Generations and Al... Read More »
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