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Roots Producer David Wolper Dies at 82

David Wolper, producer of the celebrated miniseries Roots, has died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease, according to The Associated Press. He was 82.

Wolper is perhaps best known for his work on the 1977 ABC miniseries that followed...  Read Full Article

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Born in 1940 in Tennessee, Wilma Rudolph was a sickly child who overcame her disabilities through physical therapy and hard work, becoming a gifted runner. Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals at a single Olympics in 1960.

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Roots Producer David Wolper Dies at 82

David Wolper, producer of the celebrated miniseries Roots, has died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease, according to The Associated Press. He was 82.

Wolper is perhaps best known for his work on the 1977 ABC miniseries that followed... read more

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The summertime star search begins to evolve and advance, as tonight's episode marks the 10th and final audition installment. Off-the-street contestants (and some off-the-tracks train wrecks) continue their pursuit of star-bright entertainment fame by performing in showcases. These first-rounders hope to advance to the "Vegas Verdicts," which begin next week. In those Sin City shows, the judges will debate their fate and begin forming the coveted Top 40.

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Premiered: 1979, on Syndicated
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Premise: The original half-hour version of the profile series, hosted by a pre-`60 Minutes' Mike Wallace. The program was revived in 1979 with David Janssen as host, but it wasn't until A&E's 1987 version that the concept took off.

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