Uniform Title
Roots (Television program)


30th anniversary ed.

Publication Information
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007], c1977.

Physical Description
4 videodiscs (645 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast memebers including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner.

Personal Subject
Haley, Alex.
Haley, Alex-Family.
Haley family.
Kinte family.

Subject Term
African American families -- Drama.
Slavery -- United States -- Drama.
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Drama.

Geographic Term
Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama.
Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama.
Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama.

Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs
Films for the hearing impaired.

Added Author
Margulies, Stan.
Blinn, William.
Cohen, M. Charles.
Kinoy, Ernest.
Lee, James, 1923-2002.
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Erman, John, 1935-
Greene, David, 1921-2003.
Moses, Gilbert.
Angelou, Maya.
Burton, LeVar.
Asner, Edward.
Simpson, O. J., 1947-
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936-
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992.
Greene, Lorne.
George, Lynda Day.
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
Amos, John, 1939-
Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
Uggams, Leslie.
Hamilton, George, 1939-
Roundtree, Richard, 1942-
Vereen, Ben.
Bridges, Lloyd.
Brown, Georg Stanford.
Tyson, Cicely.
Fried, Gerald.
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Haley, Alex.
Haley, Alex Roots.

Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Nonfiction DVDDVD 929.20973 ROO 4 DISCS11Nonfiction DVDs