Roots (1977)

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Original run: 23 Jan 1977 – 30 Jan 1977

Country of origin: US

Genre: Drama

Network: ABC US

Watched by: 29 of 672 707 0%

Total running time: 9 hours 44 minutes

Episode duration: 73 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.4 of 10 15 794 rating: 5.957 of 10 139

MyShows rating: 3.14 of 5 7


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.

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