01:32 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
02:20 — Historians talk about our changing understanding of the horrors of the slave trade's "middle passage" from Africa to America.
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 — Forest Whitaker describes how Fiddler discovers a sense of freedom through his bond with Kunta Kinte.
Anna Paquin describes her character Nancy Holt and reflects on the role of women in the series.
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.
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- Premiered: May 30, 2016
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A family tries to overcome the hardships of slavery to survive and build a legacy. (more)