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Roots [videorecording] /

by Chomsky, Marvin J; Erman, John; Greene, David; Moses, Gilbert; Burton, LeVar; Angelou, Maya; Asner, Edward; Gossett, Louis; Jones, Quincy; Haley, Alex.
Type: materialTypeLabelVisual MaterialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007Edition: 30th anniversary ed.Description: 4 videodiscs (645 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 7321902184616 :.Subject(s): African American families -- Drama | Slavery -- United States -- Drama | Slaveholders -- Drama | Television mini-series | Historical television programs
Contents:
Contents disc 1. episodes 1-2 -- disc 2. episodes 3-4 -- disc 3. episodes 5-6 --disc 4. documentary: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" ; Roots; one year later
Summary: 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
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Videocassettes VC 791.4372 ROO (Browse shelf) v. 1 Available
Books - Non Loan Books - Non Loan Eleftheriades Library
Videocassettes VC 791.4372 ROO (Browse shelf) v. 2 Available

Based on the novel by Alex Haley

DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977

Special features: documentaries and audio commentary from key cast members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson and Ed Asner

Contents disc 1. episodes 1-2 -- disc 2. episodes 3-4 -- disc 3. episodes 5-6 --disc 4. documentary: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" ; Roots; one year later

Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell

Cast Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, Louis Gossett Jr., O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, 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

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

DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital

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