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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

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1979  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Simon Haley (5 episodes, 1979)
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 Elizabeth Harvey (5 episodes, 1979)
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 Earl Crowther (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Will Palmer (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Andy Warner (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Carrie / ... (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Cousin Georgia (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Bertha Palmer Haley (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Queen Haley (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Colonel Frederick Warner (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Jim Warner (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Cynthia Palmer (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Tom Harvey (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Warner (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Irene Harvey (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Cynthia Palmer (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Frankie Warner (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Lucy Damson (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Hapgood / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Damu King ...
 Corporal / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
Royce Wallace ...
 Minnie (2 episodes, 1979)
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This series continues the story of Alex Haley's family line from the Post American Civil War era to Alex Haley's geneological search to discover his roots. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The Best Family Saga Ever
7 January 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt, this family saga eclipses John Galsworthy's 'The Forsythe Saga' as well as 'The Thorn Birds' and 'North and South'. All of them are dwarfed by Alex Haley's work. This offering features the last three generations after the American Civil War leading up to Alex Haley in the 20th century. He is the benchmark for 'Black Writing', family sagas and period dramas. Even the period dramas that Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniels appeared pales into insignificance compared with this work. More than that, this piece of entertainment delivers high quality acting, good dialogue, solid characters and engaging story lines. I had to watch this again and again to absorb it because it was so good.


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