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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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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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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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