01:32 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
02:58 — Historians and experts look at the role of slavery in the Civil War and its effect on the U.S. from Reconstruction through the present day.
02:43 — Historians and experts examine the American system of racialized slavery and the hypocrisy it relied on to function.
03:15 — Though the Emancipation Proclamation signaled the end of slavery, freedom remained elusive.
In the role of Roots' author Alex Haley, Laurence Fishburne fulfills a lifelong dream of being part of this iconic miniseries.
02:57 — LeVar Burton and Valerie Jarret discuss the generational impact of Roots at the White House.
01:32 — Malachi Kirby describes how Kunta Kinte offers hope and inspiration by holding onto his identity.
01:32 — Forest Whitaker describes how Fiddler discovers a sense of freedom through his bond with Kunta Kinte.
01:32 — Regé-Jean Page discusses his character Chicken George, Kizzy's charming and hopeful son.
01:00 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
01:00 — Watch an exclusive trailer for the epic 4-part miniseries.
Cast & Details See all »
- Premiered: May 30, 2016
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A family tries to overcome the hardships of slavery to survive and build a legacy. (more)