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Roots: The Next Generations 

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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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Ernest Kinoy
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1979  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Debbi Morgan ...  Elizabeth Harvey 6 episodes, 1979
Dorian Harewood ...  Simon Haley 5 episodes, 1979
Paul Koslo ...  Earl Crowther 4 episodes, 1979
Stan Shaw ...  Will Palmer 5 episodes, 1979
Marc Singer ...  Andy Warner 4 episodes, 1979
Lynn Hamilton ...  Cousin Georgia Anderson 4 episodes, 1979
Fay Hauser ...  Carrie Warner / ... 4 episodes, 1979
Irene Cara ...  Bertha Palmer Haley 4 episodes, 1979
Ruby Dee ...  Queen Haley 3 episodes, 1979
Henry Fonda ...  Colonel Frederick Warner 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Thomas ...  Jim Warner 3 episodes, 1979
Bever-Leigh Banfield ...  Cynthia Palmer 4 episodes, 1979
Georg Stanford Brown ...  Tom Harvey 3 episodes, 1979
Olivia de Havilland ...  Mrs. Warner 2 episodes, 1979
Lynne Moody ...  Irene Harvey 3 episodes, 1979
Beah Richards ...  Cynthia Palmer 2 episodes, 1979
Kathleen Doyle ...  Lucy Damson 2 episodes, 1979
Don Keefer ...  Mr. Hapgood 2 episodes, 1979
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ...  Minnie 2 episodes, 1979
Damu King Damu King ...  Sergeant Washington 2 episodes, 1979
Marcus Chong ...  Frankie Warner 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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Starting Tonight The Most Significant Event in Television History Continues... See more »


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Wanting to also participate in the miniseries, Marlon Brando basically just called out of the blue and asked for a small yet memorable role. See more »

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Followed by Roots: The Gift (1988) See more »

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A deeply moving account of American history no one likes to talk about
13 November 1999 | by Meggie-3See all my reviews

This mini series was televised in 1979, at which time, I was only 15 years old. I remember Roots, the original mini series which told the story of an African who was brought to America and was a slave. Although I had read about slavery in the history book, I never imagined how slavery really imprisoned the actual slaves. It's a part of history that we as Americans don't like to discuss, because of the shame. However, it did happen. It's strange how we show rememberance for the Hollocaust, which didn't even happen here, but we shun the topic of slavery, only briefly touch on it in the history books. Watching the series Roots really tears at my very soul for what 100 million slaves had to bear, how they lost their families, their language, religion, and ultimately themselves is heart wrenching. Roots, The next Generations, was also very deep, with an all star cast, and I was truly touched by the story of Alex Haley'


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USA

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English | Mandingo

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18 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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