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Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007].
Physical Desc
4 videodiscs (645 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches


General Note
Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
General Note
Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast memebers including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell.
Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson.
Date/Time and Place of Event
DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977.
Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Margulies, S., Blinn, W., Chomsky, M. J., Angelou, M., Burton, L., Asner, E., Simpson, O. J., Waite, R., Gossett, L., Jr., Reed, R., Greene, L., George, L. D., Morrow, V., Amos, J., Duncan, S., Uggams, L., Hamilton, G., Roundtree, R., Vereen, B., Bridges, L., Brown, G. S., Tyson, C., Fried, G., Jones, Q., & Haley, A. (2007). Roots (30th anniversary ed.). Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stan. Margulies et al.. 2007. Roots. Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stan. Margulies et al.. Roots Warner Home Video, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Margulies, Stan., et al. Roots 30th anniversary ed., Warner Home Video, 2007.

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