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Roots [videorecording] / David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses.

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  • 12 of 13 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Rockville Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rockville Public Library DVD "R" TV Series 1098/1099/1100/1001 (Text to phone) boxed set 34035114126341 Adult DVD Checked out 09/23/2019
Rockville Public Library DVD "R" TV Series 2357/2358 (Text to phone) discs 1 & 2 34035114145630 Adult DVD Available -
Rockville Public Library DVD "R" TV Series 2359/2360 (Text to phone) discs 3 & 4 34035114145622 Adult DVD Available -

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General Note: Title from container.
Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Originally broadcast on ABC, January 1977.
Special features: Disc 4: "The triumph of 'Roots'" newly created featurette; "Roots: one year later" documentary; audio commentary from key cast memebers including La Var Burton, Cicely Tyson and Ed Asner.
Closed-captioned.
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell.
Participant or Performer Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The sage 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 where Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
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: African American families Drama
Slavery United States Drama
Slaveholders Southern States Drama
African Americans History To 1863 Drama
African American families Drama
Slavery United States Drama
Slaveholders Southern 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
Southern States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Drama
Southern States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Drama
Confederate States of America History Drama
Genre: Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical -- Television mini-series.
Biographical -- Television mini-series.
Television serials.
Historical films.
Biographical television programs.
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