Roots (1977)

The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.

  •  James Lee
  •  Alex Haley
  •  M. Charles Cohen


Seasons: 1

Release Date: 1977-01-23
Status: Ended
First Air Time: 1977-01-23
Last Air Time: 1977-01-30
Total Episodes: 8
Original Title: Roots
metacritic icon *9.3 / 10 / 4 Ratings
themoviedb icon 7.7 / 10 / 49
themoviedb icon Popularity: 7
IMDb icon 8.4 / 10 / 15,165
IMDb icon ID: tt0075572
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 90
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