Jan. 23, 1977
720 min.
ABC TV Network

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A ship full of white slave traders come and hunt down all of the natives to be sold into slavery, and forced to wear the name Toby. During the course of their forced journey, a group of slaves rebel, but fail to take over the ship. After weeks of travel, the ship lands in America, where the captured people are sold as slaves...

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TV Movie: Roots: The Gift Aired: Dec. 11, 1988

LeVar Burton and Louis Gossett Jr. reprise their respective roles of Kunta Kinta and Fiddler in this TV Movie. In December 1775, Kunta Kinte …

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The show had 1 season and 9 episodes air in 1977.

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History Channel To Remake Landmark Mini-Series 'Roots'
History has greenlit a remake of the classic, landmark 1977 miniseries 'Roots,' adapted from the novel by Alex Haley. This is no small feat; the original miniseries remains one of the most acclaimed and celebrated television productions of all time. Back in the Seventies, 'Roots' won an incredible nine Emmy Awards, along with a Golden Globe for good measure.

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