John Amos, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr. and Ben Vereen describe the set.
William Howard Taft 1909-1913
Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921
Maggie Rogers (Olivia Cole) becomes a maid at the White House and is quickly consumed by the demands of the job. She is intimidated by the opulence and grandeur and by the demanding head housekeeper, Mrs. Jaffray (Cloris Leachman), who reminds Maggie that she is the first black woman to be allowed to serve in the family living quarters. Maggie cares for Mrs. Taft (Julie Harris) when the First lady is felled by a stroke. She is moved by the grief of President Wilson (Robert Vaughn) as the death of his first wife (Kim Hunter) and by Wilson's own struggle to hold the office after a stroke.
Join Oprah and Roots cast in a toast of gratitude to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Oprah and cast members from Roots sat down for a "Back to Our Roots" dinner.
At a politically correct prep school in Washington DC two girls -one black, one white- go toe to
toe. Jesse is a privileged but troubled white girl whose slutty tendencies pull her towards self-destructive behavior. Tosha is a fiercely determined African-American from Anacostia, one of DC's most impoverished areas. Both new seniors and star players on their school's lacrosse team, the two girls click despite their differences. Their fledgling friendship begins to falter when they discover their shared interest in Rashid, a dashing Lebanese deejay.
Things unravel further when Tosha and Jesse have a shoving match on the lacrosse field and racist graffiti appears on Tosha's locker soon after. Jesse is expelled from school and spirals deeper into self-destructive behavior. Surprisingly, it is Tosha who comes to her rescue. Jesse then returns the favor by sacrificing her own well being for that of Tosha's. And so the two girls, once mired in mutual hatred, become each other's salvation.
John Amos, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen and Louis Gossett Jr. on race in America.
LeVar Burton discusses his journey through faith.
On a Rome-area beach after a night out with new girlfriend Veronica (Dahlia Lavi), movie star Jack (Kirk Douglas), fresh off three years in a sanitarium, reflects on his career, in Vincente Minnelli's Two Weeks In Another Town, 1962.
A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome in Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) starring Kirk Douglas & Edward G. Robinson.
Two Weeks in Another Town -- Screen idol Jack Andrus just out of a sanitarium grabs at a role in a movie shot in Rome by a director whose career is also on the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over.
Toe to Toe -- 'Lacrosee Tryouts' clip from Toe to Toe
Two Weeks in Another Town -- Trailer for this film based on the best selling novel
The story of the friendship and rivalry between lacrosse mates Tosha and Jesse, two senior girls at a competitive Washington, D.C. prep school.
Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright star in this high-stakes drama about power, survival and love. After Roemello Skuggs (Snipes) leaves the world of crime to start over with a new love (Theresa Randle), he’s pulled back in to help his brother (Wright) defend his territory from the mob in this riveting story about Harlem’s Sugar Hill that also stars Clarence Williams III, Ernie Hudson and Abe Vigoda.
A young Senegalese governess accompanies her charges on a vacation, where her white mistress suddenly expects her to do the work of a common maid.
Charlton Heston is the pilot of a hi-jacked airplane. James Brolin is the mad bomber who forces the plane to head to Moscow. Mile high thriller co-stars Yvette Mimieux and Susan Dey.
In 1952, star Kirk Douglas, director Vincente Minnelli, producer John Houseman and screenwriter Charles Schnee teamed for what manyconsider the greatest drama ever made about Hollywood: The Bad and the Beautiful. Ten years later, they took another powerfulinsider's look at the movie business, this time adapting a book by Irwin Shaw. Douglas portrays has-been screen idol Jack Andrus.Just out of a sanitarium, Jack grabs at a small role in a movie shot in Rome by a director (Edward G. Robinson) whose career is alsoon the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over, realizing this is his last shot at personal and professional redemption.Trenchant, confrontational, intensified by Minnelli's genius for color, Two Weeks in Another Town captures the passion of creativepeople facing the abyss.
Screen idol Jack Andrus just out of a sanitarium grabs at a role in a movie shot in Rome by a director whose career is also on the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over.
Has-been screen idol Jack Andrus just out of a sanitarium grabs at a small role in a movie shot in Rome by a director whose career is also on the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over, realizing this is his last shot at redemption.
Miniseries still rank among the top-rated programs in television history; they were major events that captured the nation’s imagination.
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Philly's finest, The legendary Roots Crew, create quite the stir during this live capture at The Mohawk in Austin Texas. Songs: Web, How I Got Over
Alicia races to win a stay of execution for a guilty man who has information which will keep another client from a murder conviction. Meanwhile, Eli tries to get ahead of a client’s potential scandal and Kalinda may have met her match.
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At age 16, Kizzy is sold and bears her new master's son, who grows up to become fun-loving Chicken George. Yearning to see her parents, Kizzy is comforted by Samuel Bennett, but they are ill-matched.
Chicken George is sent to England as payment for his owner's gambling debt. Fourteen years later, he returns home a free man, a status that has a profound effect on the family begun by Kunta Kinte.
On Christmas Eve 1770, a young African warrior, who three years prior had been captured and sold into slavery in America, leads a desperate group of runaway slaves as they attempt to reach freedom in the North. Based on the characters from the novel Roots by Alex Haley.
Guests: Don Rickles, Leslie Uggams, Ray Charles
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A woman (Leslie Uggams) becomes the pawn and murder victim in a Communist scheme to split the partners. Guest starring: Leslie Uggams, David Opatoshu, Ronald Feinberg, Mike Gualdi, G.D. Spradlin, Larry Anthony, Bob Lowel.
His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, whispering the name of Kunta Kinte from one generation to the next until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. And he proclaimed Kunta Kinte's name to the world.
Alex Haley (JONES) is now a successful magazine writer; his latest assignment: an interview with Malcolm X. He later goes on to write The Autobiography of Malcolm X. After the black leader's assassination, Haley sets out to discover his own "roots" and launches a twelve-year search, which culminates with his visit to a small African village.
Tom Harvey's daughter, Cynthia (BANFIELD) falls in love with Will Palmer (SHAW) a railroad worker who soon lands a job at the lumber company. Tensions meanwhile mount in Henning as the white community seeks to strip the blacks of their rights. Will's friend Lee Garnet (MOSLEY) is lynched after accompanying Tom (BROWN) when he fails in his attempt to register to vote.
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