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The Resource Roots, [Warner Bros. Television presents] ; a David L. Wolper production ; producer, Stan Margulies ; developed for television by William Blinn ; written for telelvision by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses

Roots, [Warner Bros. Television presents] ; a David L. Wolper production ; producer, Stan Margulies ; developed for television by William Blinn ; written for telelvision by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
[Warner Bros. Television presents] ; a David L. Wolper production ; producer, Stan Margulies ; developed for television by William Blinn ; written for telelvision by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Contributor
Actor
Distributor
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Related
Member of
Awards note
  • 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 (Greene, ep. 1); Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (Gossett) ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (Asner) ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series (Cole) ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Kinoy, Blinn; ep. 2)
Cataloging source
VQT
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Roots (Television program : 1977)
  • Roots (Television program : 1977)
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Credits note
Music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones
Dewey number
791.45/72
Language note
In English with optional Spanish dialogue; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.R5575 2011
PerformerNote
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
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  • 1929-
  • 1935-2021
  • 1921-2003
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  • 1938-2012
  • 1921-1992
  • 1949-1991
  • 1946-
  • 1936-
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wolper, David L.
  • Margulies, Stan
  • Blinn, William
  • Cohen, M. Charles
  • Kinoy, Ernest
  • Lee, James
  • Chomsky, Marvin J.
  • Erman, John
  • Greene, David
  • Moses, Gilbert
  • Amos, John
  • Angelou, Maya
  • Asner, Edward
  • Bridges, Lloyd
  • Brown, Georg Stanford
  • Burton, LeVar
  • Carey, Macdonald
  • Cole, Olivia
  • Collins, Gary
  • Connors, Chuck
  • Crothers, Scat Man
  • Cumbuka, Ji-Tu
  • Davis, Brad
  • Duncan, Sandy
  • George, Lynda Day
  • Gossett, Louis
  • Greene, Lorne
  • Gunn, Moses
  • Hamilton, George
  • Hicks, Hilly
  • Ives, Burl
  • Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence
  • Jones, Carolyn
  • McClure, Doug
  • McShane, Ian
  • Moody, Lynne
  • Morrow, Vic
  • Rasulala, Thalmus
  • Reed, Robert
  • Rhodes, Hari
  • Roundtree, Richard
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Schuck, John
  • Shenar, Paul
  • Simpson, O. J.
  • Sinclair, Madge
  • Todd, Beverly
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Uggams, Leslie
  • Vereen, Ben
  • Waite, Ralph
  • Watson, William
  • Woods, Renn
  • Fried, Gerald
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Haley, Alex
  • Warner Bros. Television
  • Wolper Productions
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
573
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  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley family
  • Jackson family
  • Kinte family
  • Moore family
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Slaveholders
  • African American families
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Confederate States of America
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, [Warner Bros. Television presents] ; a David L. Wolper production ; producer, Stan Margulies ; developed for television by William Blinn ; written for telelvision by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
  • Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in eight parts in 1977 ; re-edited version contains six parts
  • Based on the book by Alex Haley
  • Special features : 2007 documentary Crossing over: How Roots captivated an entire nation; 2002 documentary Remembering Roots; Roots: one year later hosted by Louis Gossett Jr.; cast/crew commentaries with video option
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 4.
  • Episode 4
  • written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 5.
  • Episode 5
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses
  • disc 6.
  • Episode 6
  • written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 1.
  • Remembering Roots
  • (2002 ; approximately 19 min.)
  • disc 7.
  • Roots: one year later
  • (1978; approximately 48 min.);
  • Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation
  • (2007 ; 20 min.)
  • Episode 1
  • written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene
  • disc 2.
  • Episode 2
  • written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour)
  • disc 3.
  • Episode 3
Control code
754823522
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary edition.
Extent
7 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780780667167
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929161867
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 3000033902
  • 2000053744
  • 2000053745
  • 2000053746
  • 2000053747
  • 2000053748
  • 2000053749
  • 2000053770
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; standard version presentation; region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, [Warner Bros. Television presents] ; a David L. Wolper production ; producer, Stan Margulies ; developed for television by William Blinn ; written for telelvision by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
  • Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in eight parts in 1977 ; re-edited version contains six parts
  • Based on the book by Alex Haley
  • Special features : 2007 documentary Crossing over: How Roots captivated an entire nation; 2002 documentary Remembering Roots; Roots: one year later hosted by Louis Gossett Jr.; cast/crew commentaries with video option
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 4.
  • Episode 4
  • written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 5.
  • Episode 5
  • written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses
  • disc 6.
  • Episode 6
  • written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
  • disc 1.
  • Remembering Roots
  • (2002 ; approximately 19 min.)
  • disc 7.
  • Roots: one year later
  • (1978; approximately 48 min.);
  • Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation
  • (2007 ; 20 min.)
  • Episode 1
  • written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene
  • disc 2.
  • Episode 2
  • written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour)
  • disc 3.
  • Episode 3
Control code
754823522
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary edition.
Extent
7 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780780667167
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929161867
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 3000033902
  • 2000053744
  • 2000053745
  • 2000053746
  • 2000053747
  • 2000053748
  • 2000053749
  • 2000053770
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; standard version presentation; region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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