Roots

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120 min
Drama
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1seasons/8episodes/1977 - 2007 
NetworkABC
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Runtime:120 min19772007 (Ended)
Genres:Drama
Network:ABC
Roots is an American drama series aired on ABC. The series premiered on February 26, 1977.

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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