TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.
The installment that aired on January 30, 1977 was the most-watched TV show in US history at the time. It got a Nielsen share of 71, with 36.38 million households, or 51.1%, watching. It has since been surpassed by the M*A*S*H (1972) finale, and the "Who Shot J.R... ...
Omoro, Kunta's father:
Kunta Kinte, behold the only thing greater than yourself!
When the Slave Doctor is examining Kunta Kinte in Annapolis in 1767, he is singing and humming "Pop Goes the Weasel". The music was written around 1799, and the full lyrics were published in America in 1850.
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