Roots: Miniseries (1977)


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Air date: Jan 23, 1977
Air date: Jan 24, 1977
Air date: Jan 25, 1977
Air date: Jan 26, 1977
Air date: Jan 27, 1977
Air date: Jan 28, 1977

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Critic Reviews for Roots Miniseries

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The good thing about the eight consecutive nights approach is that it gives you something to look forward to on TV every night. The experience is like reading one of those books you can't put down until you are finished.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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We will all, by next Sunday night, when the extensive drama concludes, feel close to the Haley clan.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Roots landed a slew of awards but its lasting legacy is in bringing its unflinching portrayal of American slavery into a nation's living rooms.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

We are watching more than a drama. We are witnessing an experience.

Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Doubtlessly, all concerned with this enormous, expensively cast and heavily flacked "prestige" production were earnestly anxious to make a vivid, powerful statement about this central American historical drama.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

American actors, whose brilliance is too often overlooked, prove to be equal to their BBC counterparts in this magnificent vehicle.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The production and performances are strong, with newcomer LeVar Burton effective as the African youngster trapped into slavery. Edward Asner, as he did in Rich Man, Poor Man a year ago, dominates the screen in his opening scenes.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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