Roots Brief Information

Roots is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family; the series first aired, on ABC-TV, in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It won also a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated US television program. It was produced on a budget of $6.6 million.

The series introduced LeVar Burton in the role of Kunta Kinte.

Roots News

• 'The Voice' singer Cody Ray Raymond leaves show due to "personal matters"
• Cicely Tyson immortalized in handprint ceremony
• Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife Mara Lane says he relapsed after her miscarriage
• America Ferrera, Tori Kelly, Ariel Winter dazzle on the Emmys red carpet

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