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History Channel Remaking Famous TV Miniseries Roots

History Channel has acquired the rights to the famous TV miniseries Roots, Deadline.com reports. The 12-hour miniseries, based on the 1976 novel by Alex Haley, debuted on ABC the following year. The finale still holds the record as the third-highest-… Read more

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LeVar Burton & Valerie Jarrett at the White House
02:57 — LeVar Burton and Valerie Jarret discuss the generational impact of Roots at the White House.
Meet the Cast: Anika Noni Rose as Kizzy
Anika Noni Rose explains how her character Kizzy inherited a strong sense of self and heritage from her father, Kunta Kinte, in this web exclusive.
Know Your Roots: Mark Wolper
02:01 — Watch Co-Executive Producer, Mark Wolper, discuss his connection to Alex Haley and his perspective on how our DNA makeup connects us all.
Meet the Cast: Laurence Fishburne as Alex Haley
In the role of Roots' author Alex Haley, Laurence Fishburne fulfills a lifelong dream of being part of this iconic miniseries.

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Mon May 30 9:00pm
RootsPart 1New A&E, LIF-E, THC, LMN

In the series premiere, Kunta Kinta is born and his childhood is spotlighted, including his kidnapping and subsequent slavery.

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Mon May 30 11:13pm
RootsPart 1 A&E, LIF-E, THC, LMN

In the series premiere, Kunta Kinta is born and his childhood is spotlighted, including his kidnapping and subsequent slavery.

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Tue May 31 1:26am
RootsPart 1 A&E, LIF-E, THC, LMN

In the series premiere, Kunta Kinta is born and his childhood is spotlighted, including his kidnapping and subsequent slavery.

I’ll Watch106 Watching