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Title:
Roots [videorecording] : the complete collection / Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Publication info:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
Physical descrip:
10 videodiscs (ca. 1505 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 16 x 27 cm.)
Contents:
Roots (3 DVDs ; 573 min. ; c1977 ; 30th anniversary ed.) -- Roots, the next generation (4 DVDs ; 688 min. ; c1979) -- Roots, the gift (1 DVD ; 94 min. ; c1988) -- The legacy of Roots, part one (1 DVD ; 75 min.) -- The legacy of Roots, part two (1 DVD ; 75 min.).
Credits:
Roots / a David L. Wolper [&] Warner Bros. Television production ; 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 ; music, Gerlad Fried, Quincy Jones.
Credits:
Roots, the next generations / a David L. Wolper [&] Warner Bros. Television production ; producer, Stan Margulies ; teleplay by Sydney A. Glass, Ernest Kinoy, Thad Mumford, John McGreevey, Daniel Wilcox ; directed by Georg Stanford Brown, Charles S. Dubin, John Erman, Lloyd Richards ; music, Gerald Fried.
Credits:
Roots, the gift / a David L. Wolper [&] Warner Bros. Television production ; producer, Mark M. Wolfer ; written by D.M. Eyre Jr. ; directed by Kevin Hooks ; music, Gerald Fried.
Performer:
Roots stars: LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett.
Performer:
Roots, the next generations stars: Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Marc Singer, Stan Shaw, Henry Fonda, Richard Thomas, Irene Cara, Ruby Dee, Georg Stanford Brown.
Performer:
Roots, the gift stars: Louis Gossett, Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Shaun Cassidy, John McMartin, Jerry Hardin, Annabella Price, Fran Bennett, Tim Russ, Michael Learned.
Performer:
The legacy of Roots, part one. Crossing over : William Haley, LeVar Burton. Roots : one year later hosted by Louis Gossett Jr. The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley/David Frost interview ; Levar Burton.
Summary:
Roots, adapted from the Alex Haley novel that traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction in Africa to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.
Summary:
Roots, the next generations follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots.
Summary:
Roots: the gift (an expansion of the Roots saga with a Christmas theme three years after Kunta Kinte's first unsuccessful attempt to escape slavery) has Kunta Kinte and Fiddler desperately leading runaways through a network of safe havens to a getaway boat. As the boat fills there's room for one more passenger. A choice must be made; a Mandinka warrior can never abandon his friend.
Summary:
The legacy of Roots, part one. Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation provides a look back at the impact of the book and miniseries on culture and society -- Roots: one year later: "Fresh off the lightning impact of the original telecast, participants recall how the miniseries was born in this 1978 special."
Summary:
The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test.
Audience:
Rating: Not rated.
System details:
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Personal subject:
Haley, Alex--Family--Drama.
Personal subject:
Haley family--Drama.
Personal subject:
Jackson family--Drama.
Personal subject:
Kinte family--Drama.
Personal subject:
Moore family--Drama.
Title subject:
Roots (Television program : 1977)--Criticism and interpretation.
Subject term:
African American families--Drama.
Subject term:
African Americans--History--Drama.
Subject term:
Slavery--United States--Drama.
Subject term:
Slaveholders--Southern States--Drama.
Subject term:
DVD-Video discs.
Geographic term:
United States--History--Drama.
Genre index term:
Historical television programs.
Genre index term:
Biographical television programs.
Genre index term:
Television mini-series.
Genre index term:
Fiction television programs.
Genre index term:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added author:
Burton, LeVar.
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Amos, John, 1939-
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Vereen, Ben.
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Tyson, Cicely.
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Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991.
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Asner, Edward.
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Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014.
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Greene, Lorne.
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Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
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Reed, Robert, 1932-1992.
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Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992.
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Schuck, John, 1940-
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Uggams, Leslie.
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Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-
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Wolper, David L.
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Margulies, Stan.
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Blinn, William.
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Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-2022
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Harewood, Dorian.
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Koslo, Paul, 1944-2019
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Singer, Marc, 1948-
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Shaw, Stan, 1952-
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Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982.
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Thomas, Richard.
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Cara, Irene, 1959-
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Dee, Ruby.
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Brown, Georg Stanford.
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Erman, John, 1935-2021
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Brooks, Avery.
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Mulgrew, Kate, 1955-
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Cassidy, Shaun, 1958-
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McMartin, John.
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Hardin, Jerry.
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Price, Annabella.
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Bennett, Frances.
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Russ, Tim, 1956-
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Learned, Michael.
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Eyre, David, 1941-
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Hooks, Kevin, 1958-
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Haley, William.
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Frost, David, 1939-2013.
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Haley, Alex. Roots.
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Haley, Alex My search for roots.
Added author:
Warner Bros. Television.
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Wolper Productions.
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Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Uniform title:
Roots (Television program : 1977)
Added title:
Roots, the next generation.
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Roots, the gift.
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Roots: the next generation, the legacy continues.
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Legacy of Roots, part one.
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Legacy of Roots, part two.
Added title:
Remembering Roots.
Added title:
Phenomenon of Roots.
Added title:
Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation.
Added title:
Roots : one year later.

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