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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Ratings: TVMaze: 8.1/10
Released: January 23, 1977
Runtime: 120 min
Genres: Drama History
Countries: United States
Companies: ABC
Cast: Edward Asner Ian McShane Chuck Connors LeVar Burton John Amos Vic Morrow Sandy Duncan Ben Vereen Robert Reed Carolyn Jones Madge Sinclair 4 more

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