Roots developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television.

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  • Additional Information
    • Notes:
      Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
    • Publication Information:
      30th anniversary ed.
    • Abstract:
      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.
    • Content Notes:
      disc 1. 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 / 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; Remembering Roots (2002 ; ca. 19 min.) -- disc 7. Roots: one year later (1978; ca. 48 min.); Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation (2007 ; 20 min.)
    • Notes:
      Cast: 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.
    • Notes:
      Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
      Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.
      Disc 5 menu screen erroniously states it is a double-sided disc.
      Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
      "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
      Not rated Warner Home Video.
      DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono ; standard screen.
      In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed captioned.
      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).
    • Other Titles:
      Roots (Television program : 1977)
      Remembering Roots.
      Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation.
      Roots : one year later.
    • ISBN:
      0780667166
      9780780667167
    • Accession Number:
      883929161867
    • Accession Number:
      ocn754823522
      754823522
    • Accession Number:
      fay.433055
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BLINN, W. et al. Roots. [s.l.] : Warner Brothers Entertainment, 2011. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Blinn W, Wolper DL, Margulies S, et al. Roots. Warner Brothers Entertainment; 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.433055. Accessed November 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Blinn, W., Wolper, D. L., Margulies, S., Cohen, M. C., Kinoy, E., Lee, J., … Haley, A. (2011). Roots. Warner Brothers Entertainment. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.433055
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Blinn, William, David L. Wolper, Stan Margulies, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee, Marvin J. Chomsky, et al. 2011. Roots. Warner Brothers Entertainment. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.433055.
    • Harvard:
      Blinn, W. et al. (2011) Roots. Warner Brothers Entertainment. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.433055 (Accessed: 17 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Blinn, W, Wolper, DL, Margulies, S, Cohen, MC, Kinoy, E, Lee, J, Chomsky, MJ, Erman, J, Greene, D, Moses, G, Amos, J, Angelou, M, Asner, E, Bridges, L, Brown, GS, Burton, L, Carey, M, Cole, O, Collins, G, Connors, C, Crothers, SM, Cumbuka, J-T, Davis, B, Duncan, S, George, LD, Gossett, L, Greene, L, Gunn, M, Hamilton, G, Hicks, H, Ives, B, Hilton-Jacobs, L, Jones, C, McClure, D, McShane, I, Moody, L, Morrow, V, Rasulala, T, Reed, R, Rhodes, H, Roundtree, R, St. Jacques, R, Schuck, J, Shenar, P, Simpson, OJ, Sinclair, M, Todd, B, Tyson, C, Uggams, L, Vereen, B, Waite, R, Watson, W, Woods, R, Larner, S, Wilcots, JM, Heckert, JT, Kirby, P, Travis, N, Fried, G, Jones, Q & Haley, A 2011, Roots, Warner Brothers Entertainment, viewed 17 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Blinn, William, et al. Roots. Warner Brothers Entertainment, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.433055.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Blinn, William, David L. Wolper, Stan Margulies, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee, Marvin J. Chomsky, et al. Roots. Warner Brothers Entertainment, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.433055.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Blinn W, Wolper DL, Margulies S, Cohen MC, Kinoy E, Lee J, et al. Roots [Internet]. Warner Brothers Entertainment; 2011 [cited 2019 Nov 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.433055