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Roots [videorecording] / developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production.


Blinn, William. (Added Author).
Wolper, David L. (Added Author).
Margulies, Stan. (Added Author).
Cohen, M. Charles. (Added Author).
Kinoy, Ernest. (Added Author).
Lee, James, 1923-2002 (Added Author).
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929- (Added Author).
Erman, John, 1935- (Added Author).
Greene, David, 1921-2003 (Added Author).
Moses, Gilbert. (Added Author).
Amos, John, 1939- (Added Author).
Angelou, Maya. (Added Author).
Asner, Edward. (Added Author).
Bridges, Lloyd. (Added Author).
Brown, Georg Stanford. (Added Author).
Burton, LeVar. (Added Author).
Carey, Macdonald. (Added Author).
Cole, Olivia, 1942- (Added Author).
Collins, Gary, 1938-2012 (Added Author).
Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992 (Added Author).
Crothers, Scat Man. (Added Author).
Cumbuka, Ji-Tu. (Added Author).
Davis, Brad, 1949-1991 (Added Author).
Duncan, Sandy, 1946- (Added Author).
George, Lynda Day. (Added Author).
Gossett, Louis, 1936- (Added Author).
Greene, Lorne. (Added Author).
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993 (Added Author).
Hamilton, George, 1939- (Added Author).
Hicks, Hilly, 1950- (Added Author).
Ives, Burl, 1909-1995 (Added Author).
Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953- (Added Author).
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983 (Added Author).
McClure, Doug, 1935-1995 (Added Author).
McShane, Ian, 1942- (Added Author).
Moody, Lynne, 1950- (Added Author).
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982 (Added Author).
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991 (Added Author).
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992 (Added Author).
Rhodes, Hari. (Added Author).
Roundtree, Richard, 1942- (Added Author).
St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930- (Added Author).
Schuck, John, 1940- (Added Author).
Shenar, Paul. (Added Author).
Simpson, O. J., 1947- (Added Author).
Sinclair, Madge. (Added Author).
Todd, Beverly, 1946- (Added Author).
Tyson, Cicely. (Added Author).
Uggams, Leslie. (Added Author).
Vereen, Ben. (Added Author).
Waite, Ralph, 1928- (Added Author).
Watson, William, 1938-1997 (Added Author).
Woods, Ren. (Added Author).
Larner, Stevan. (Added Author).
Wilcots, Joseph M., 1939- (Added Author).
Heckert, James T. (Added Author).
Kirby, Peter. (Added Author).
Travis, Neil. (Added Author).
Fried, Gerald. (Added Author).
Jones, Quincy, 1933- (Added Author).
Haley, Alex. Roots. (Added Author).
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones. (Cast).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Roots 7 discs (Text) 31307020680239 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780667166
  • ISBN: 9780780667167
  • Physical Description: 7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers Entertainment, c2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. Episode 1 -- disc 2. Episode 2 -- disc 3. Episode 3 -- disc 4. Episode 4 -- disc 5. Episode 5 -- disc 6. 2002 documentary Remembering Roots -- disc 7. 2007 documentary Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Participant or Performer Note:
John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods.
Summary, etc.:
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated Warner Home Video.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note:
Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Subject: Haley, Alex > Family > Drama.
Haley family > Drama.
Jackson family > Drama.
Kinte family > Drama.
Moore family > Drama.
African Americans > Drama.
Slaveholders > Southern States > Drama.
African American families > Drama.
Slavery > United States > Drama.
African Americans > History > To 1863 > Drama.
Southern States > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 > Drama.
Southern States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Drama.
Confederate States of America > History > Drama.
United States > History > Drama.
Haley, Alex > Television adaptations.
Genre: Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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