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Uniform Title Roots (Television program)
Title Roots / 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.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1977]
©2007

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  DVD ROOTS MINI-SERIES DISC 1-4    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD ROOTS DISC 1-4    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD ROOTS DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Lobby  DVD SET ROOTS DISC 1-4    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult DVDs  DVD 929.2 ROO DISC 1-4    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  DVD SERIES ROOTS DISCS 1-4    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 929.2 ROO  DISC 1    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 929.2 ROO  DISC 2    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 929.2 ROO  DISC 3    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 929.2 ROO  DISC 4    Check Shelf

Edition Thirtieth anniversary edition, standard version.
Description 4 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
Cast 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.
Credits Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Note Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
Special features (discs 1 & 2): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions.
Special features (disc 3): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions; "Roots" family tree; "Remembering 'Roots'" featurette (c2002, 19 min.).
Special features (disc 4): "The phenomenon of 'Roots'" (aka: "'Roots' : one year later") television documentary (c1978, 48 min.) ; "Crossing over : how 'Roots' captivated an entire nation" featurette (c2007, 20 min.).
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Audience Not rated Warner Home Video.
Summary 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.
Awards 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.
Contents Disc 1: episodes 1 & 2 ; Disc 2: episodes 3 &4 ; Disc 3: episodes 5 & 6 ; Disc 4: Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation -- Roots : on year later.
Language In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Haley, Alex -- Family -- Drama.
Haley family -- Drama.
Jackson family -- Drama.
Kinte family -- Drama.
Moore family -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
African American families -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
African Americans -- History -- Drama.
Southern States -- History -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Fiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Blinn, William.
Wolper, David L.
Margulies, Stan.
Cohen, M. Charles.
Kinoy, Ernest.
Lee, James, 1923-2002.
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Erman, John, 1935-2021
Greene, David, 1921-2003.
Moses, Gilbert.
Amos, John, 1939-
Angelou, Maya.
Asner, Edward.
Bridges, Lloyd.
Brown, Georg Stanford.
Burton, LeVar.
Carey, Macdonald.
Cole, Olivia, 1942-2018
Collins, Gary, 1938-2012.
Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992.
Crothers, Scat Man.
Cumbuka, Ji-Tu.
Davis, Brad, 1949-1991.
Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
George, Lynda Day.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-
Greene, Lorne.
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993.
Hamilton, George, 1939-
Hicks, Hilly, 1950-
Ives, Burl, 1909-1995.
Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953-
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983.
McClure, Doug, 1935-1995.
McShane, Ian, 1942-
Moody, Lynne, 1950-
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991.
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992.
Rhodes, Hari.
Roundtree, Richard, 1942-
St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990
Schuck, John, 1940-
Shenar, Paul.
Simpson, O. J., 1947-
Sinclair, Madge.
Todd, Beverly, 1946-
Tyson, Cicely.
Uggams, Leslie.
Vereen, Ben.
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014.
Watson, William, 1938-1997.
Woods, Renn, 1958-
Larner, Stevan.
Wilcots, Joseph M., 1939-
Heckert, James T.
Kirby, Peter.
Travis, Neil.
Fried, Gerald.
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Haley, Alex. Roots.
Wolper Productions.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Remembering Roots.
Phenomenon of Roots.
Roots : one year later.
Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation.
ISBN 1419850210
9781419850219
Standard No. 085391144854
Music No. 114485 Warner Home Video
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