Louis Gossett Jr. won an Emmy for his memorable performance as Fiddler in Roots.
Louis Gossett Jr. won the Emmy Award for his memorable performance as Fiddler.
ben vereen as chicken george and olivia cole as Mathilda in Roots
Ben Vereen as Chicken George and Olivia Cole as Mathilda. Vereen received an Emmy nomination for his landmark role and Cole won an Emmy for her performance.
ed asner won the emmy for his role in roots
Ed Asner won an Emmy for his role as the slave ship captain, who fought a battle with his conscience over his role in the slave trade.

Based on Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about his own ancestors that mixed fact and fiction, this historic programming event remains a stirring, sweeping saga of one family's unforgettable struggle over many generations to survive slavery and regain freedom.

Following West African teen Kunta Kinte (played memorably by LeVar Burton and in his later years by John Amos), who is sold into slavery in the mid-1700s and placed on a ship bound for America, the story follows Kinte’s family lineage and the struggles they endure over the course of the next 100 years.

Roots features one of the greatest casts ever assembled for a television production, including Louis Gossett Jr., Ed Asner, Olivia Cole (who each won Emmys for their performances), Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, Leslie Uggams, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson, Madge Sinclair, Moses Gunn, Ralph Waite, Robert Reed, Sandy Duncan, Brad Davis, Lorne Greene, Scatman CrothersRichard Roundtree and Maya Angelou, to name just a few.

maya angelou in roots available now on bluray
The late poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou appeared in two episodes of Roots as Nyo Boto.

roots available for the first time ever on blu-ray

Roots is available June 7 for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Also available on Digital HD.

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