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Roots / developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production.

Format Video (DVD), Book, Print, and Electronic
Edition30th anniversary ed.
Publication InfoBurbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2007.
Description4 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorBlinn, William.
Other author/creatorWolper, David L.
Other author/creatorMargulies, Stan.
Other author/creatorCohen, M. Charles.
Other author/creatorKinoy, Ernest.
Other author/creatorLee, James, 1923-2002.
Other author/creatorChomsky, Marvin J., 1929-2022
Other author/creatorErman, John, 1935-2021
Other author/creatorGreene, David, 1921-2003.
Other author/creatorMoses, Gilbert.
Other author/creatorAmos, John, 1939-
Other author/creatorAngelou, Maya.
Other author/creatorAsner, Edward.
Other author/creatorBridges, Lloyd.
Other author/creatorBrown, Georg Stanford.
Other author/creatorBurton, LeVar.
Other author/creatorCarey, Macdonald.
Other author/creatorCole, Olivia, 1942-2018
Other author/creatorCollins, Gary, 1938-2012.
Other author/creatorConnors, Chuck, 1921-1992.
Other author/creatorCrothers, Scat Man.
Other author/creatorCumbuka, Ji-Tu.
Other author/creatorDavis, Brad, 1949-1991.
Other author/creatorDuncan, Sandy, 1946-
Other author/creatorGeorge, Lynda Day.
Other author/creatorGossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-2024
Other author/creatorGreene, Lorne.
Other author/creatorGunn, Moses, 1929-1993.
Other author/creatorHamilton, George, 1939-
Other author/creatorHicks, Hilly, 1950-
Other author/creatorIves, Burl, 1909-1995.
Other author/creatorHilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953-
Other author/creatorJones, Carolyn, 1930-1983.
Other author/creatorMcClure, Doug, 1935-1995.
Other author/creatorMcShane, Ian, 1942-
Other author/creatorMoody, Lynne, 1950-
Other author/creatorMorrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
Other author/creatorRasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991.
Other author/creatorReed, Robert, 1932-1992.
Other author/creatorRhodes, Hari.
Other author/creatorRoundtree, Richard, 1942-2023
Other author/creatorSt. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990
Other author/creatorSchuck, John, 1940-
Other author/creatorShenar, Paul.
Other author/creatorSimpson, O. J., 1947-2024
Other author/creatorSinclair, Madge.
Other author/creatorTodd, Beverly, 1946-
Other author/creatorTyson, Cicely.
Other author/creatorUggams, Leslie.
Other author/creatorVereen, Ben.
Other author/creatorWaite, Ralph, 1928-2014.
Other author/creatorWatson, William, 1938-1997.
Other author/creatorWoods, Renn, 1958-
Other author/creatorLarner, Stevan.
Other author/creatorWilcots, Joseph M., 1939-2009
Other author/creatorHeckert, James T.
Other author/creatorKirby, Peter.
Other author/creatorTravis, Neil.
Other author/creatorFried, Gerald.
Other author/creatorJones, Quincy, 1933-
Other author/creatorHaley, Alex Roots.
Other author/creatorWolper Productions.
Other author/creatorWarner Home Video (Firm)
Uniform titleRoots (Television program : 1977)
Contents Disc 1: episodes 1 & 2 ; Disc 2: episodes 3 &4 ; Disc 3: episodes 5 & 6 ; Disc 4: Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation -- Roots : on year later.
Abstract An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
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Local noteLittle-305131034234T-DISC 1&2-DVD
Local noteLittle-305131034235U-DISC 3&4-DVD
General noteBased on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
General noteOriginally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
General note"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
CreditsDirectors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Cast John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods.
Audience Not rated Warner Home Video.
Technical detailsDVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
LanguageIn English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards noteGolden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
Awards noteEmmy 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.
Genre/formHistorical television programs.
Genre/formBiographical television programs.
Genre/formFiction television programs.
Genre/formTelevision mini-series.
Genre/formTelevision programs for the hearing impaired.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other titleRemembering Roots.
Other titlePhenomenon of Roots.
Other titleRoots : one year later.
Other titleCrossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation.
UPC 085391144854
Publisher number114485 Warner Home Video

Available Items

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Joyner Compact DVDs E185.97.H24 R66 2007 DVD DISC 1&2 ✔ Available Place Hold
Joyner Compact DVDs E185.97.H24 R66 2007 DVD DISC 3&4 ✔ Available Place Hold