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Roots: The Next Generations

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This 12-hour sequel spanned nearly 90 years in author Alex Haley's family history. It aired over seven nights (all of the episodes were highly rated) and, like its predecessor, won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series. Marlon Brando also won in a suppor (more…)

Premiered: February 18, 1979

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Part 7 Season 1, Episode 7 Feb 25, 1979 $5.99

Alex Haley (JAMES EARL JONES) is now a successful magazine writer; his latest assignment: an interview with Malcolm X.

Part 6 Season 1, Episode 6 Feb 23, 1979 $5.99

Alex Haley (DAMON EVANS) joins the Coast Guard after leaving college. He meets and marries Nan Branch (DEBBIE ALLEN) before being sent to the South Pacific during WW II.

Part 5 Season 1, Episode 5 Feb 22, 1979 $5.99

12-year-old Alex Haley (CHRISTOFF ST. JOHN) learns his family history from grandfather Will Palmer (STAN SHAW).

Part 4 Season 1, Episode 4 Feb 21, 1979 $5.99

Simon Haley (DORIAN HAREWOOD) spends World War I with the 92nd Infantry, Colored, in France. On his return to the States, Simon and his buddies Doxey (CHARLES WELDON) and Haywood (BERNIE CASEY) are greeted by a lynch mob in Knoxville, Tennessee.