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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 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 4 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 3 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 3 episodes, 1979
Georg Stanford Brown ...  Tom Harvey 2 episodes, 1979
Olivia de Havilland ...  Mrs. Warner 2 episodes, 1979
Lynne Moody ...  Irene Harvey 2 episodes, 1979
Beah Richards ...  Cynthia Palmer 2 episodes, 1979
Kathleen Doyle ...  Lucy Damson 2 episodes, 1979
Don Keefer ...  Hapgood / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ...  Minnie 2 episodes, 1979
Damu King Damu King ...  Corporal / ... 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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The true story of one family, from Chicken George to Alex Haley...Through four generations, a century of American history, two World Wars to our own times...and back to Africa, where it all began. See more »

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandingo

Release Date:

18 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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Roots: The Next Generations See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Although Dorian Harewood (Simon Haley) plays the father of Damon Evans (Alex Haley, age 17-25) and James Earl Jones (Alex Haley), he is ten months and nineteen years respectively their junior in real life. See more »

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The greatest Television saga ever continues.
4 January 2000 | by lawrence-14See all my reviews

Sorry, but i can't accept the user rating for ROOTS: THE NEXT GENERATIONS. 5.6/10!!!!. Is that all!!!. This is a brilliant series in it's own right not to mention being the perfect continuation of Alex Haley's classic saga, 'Roots'.

I suppose the best part of NEXT GENERATIONS is the final part, the one we've all been waiting for. Alex Haley 'finding' Kunta Kinte in the African village of Juffaree where he was born all those years ago. James Earl Jones was an excellent choice to play Alex Haley. If you've seen ROOTS then you must see NEXT GENERATIONS without fail. It's just as good and just as touching.


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