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Thirtieth anniversary edition.
Physical Desc
7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
0883929161867, 883929161867


General Note
Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
General Note
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
General Note
Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.
General Note
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
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.
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.
System Details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
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 (style guide)

Blinn, W., Wolper, D. L., Margulies, S., Cohen, M. C., Kinoy, E., Lee, J., Chomsky, M. J., Erman, J., Greene, D., Moses, G., Amos, J., Angelou, M., Asner, E., Bridges, L., Brown, G. S., Burton, L., Carey, M., Cole, O., Collins, G., Connors, C., Crothers, S. M., Cumbuka, J., Davis, B., Duncan, S., George, L. D., Gossett, L., Jr., Greene, L., Gunn, M., Hamilton, G., Hicks, H., Ives, B., Hilton-Jacobs, L., Jones, C., McClure, D., McShane, I., Moody, L., Morrow, V., Rasulala, T., Reed, R., Rhodes, H., Roundtree, R., St. Jacques, R., Schuck, J., Shenar, P., Simpson, O. J., Sinclair, M., Todd, B., Tyson, C., Uggams, L., Vereen, B., Waite, R., Watson, W., Woods, R., Larner, S., Wilcots, J. M., Heckert, J. T., Kirby, P., Travis, N., Fried, G., Jones, Q., & Haley, A. (2011). Roots. Thirtieth anniversary edition. Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

William. Blinn et al.. 2011. Roots. Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

William. Blinn et al., Roots. Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers Entertainment, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blinn, William., et al. Roots. Thirtieth anniversary edition. Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers Entertainment, 2011. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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