Roots: The Next Generations

1979, TV Show

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 supporting role, as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell. The story opened in 1882 in Tennessee, with Haley's great-grandfather objecting to his daughter's suitor.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 2/25/1979

Season 1, Episode 7
Alex Haley (JAMES EARL JONES) is now a successful magazine writer; his latest assignment: an interview with Malcolm X.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 2/23/1979

Season 1, Episode 6
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.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 2/22/1979

Season 1, Episode 5
12-year-old Alex Haley (CHRISTOFF ST. JOHN) learns his family history from grandfather Will Palmer (STAN SHAW).

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Free | IMDB Videos Aired: 1/1/1979

Roots: The Next Generations: : -- The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

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Premiered: February 18, 1979, on ABC
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Premise: 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 supporting role, as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell. The story opened in 1882 in Tennessee, with Haley's great-grandfather objecting to his daughter's suitor.

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