Roots

Genre: Drama
Premiere: 1977
Network: ABC
IMDB Rating: 8.5/10
Sessons: 2
Full Episodes: 16
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A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. He makes several escape attempts until he is finally caught and maimed. He marries Bell, his plantation's cook, and they have a daughter, Kizzy, who is eventually sold away from them. Kizzy has a son by her new master, and the boy grows up to become Chicken George, a legendary cock fighter who leads his family into freedom. Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U.S. history, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and emancipation.
Roots S02E07 Alex Haley (JONES) is now a successful magazine writer; his latest assignment: an interview with Malcolm X. He later goes on to write The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
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Date Aired Roots Episodes
Season 1
01 Jan 1977 Season 1, Episode 1: The Complete Miniseries: Episode 1
15 Jan 1977 Season 1, Episode 2: The Complete Miniseries: Episode 2
15 Jan 1977 Season 1, Episode 3: The Complete Miniseries: Episode 3
1977 Season 1, Episode 4: Part Four
1977 Season 1, Episode 5: Part Five
15 Jan 1977 Season 1, Episode 6: The Complete Miniseries: Episode 6
1977 Season 1, Episode 8: Part Eight
1977 Season 1, Episode 9: Part Nine
1977 Season 1, Episode 11: Part Eleven
Season 2
18 Feb 1979 Season 2, Episode 1: The Next Generations: Part 1
19 Feb 1979 Season 2, Episode 2: The Next Generations: Part 2
20 Feb 1979 Season 2, Episode 3: The Next Generations: Part 3
21 Feb 1979 Season 2, Episode 4: The Next Generations: Part 4
21 Feb 1979 Season 2, Episode 5: The Next Generations: Part 5
23 Feb 1979 Season 2, Episode 6: The Next Generations: Part 6
24 Feb 1979 Season 2, Episode 7: The Next Generations: Part 7