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.
One ABC executive explained the blockbuster ratings by saying "One third of America was snowed in, one third of America is black, and one third watches ABC anyway."
Captain Thomas Davies:
I'm a Christian Man and I command a Christian Ship! I will not lead men into sin!
Kizzy, a slave who works in the fields, has long, beautifully manicured fingernails.
Originally presented by ABC in eight one and two-hour episodes. The episodes ran as follows:
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