Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series 1979)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama, History, War

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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 (developed for television by)

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Writer Ernest Kinoy originally wrote an outline based on the final seven chapters of Alex Haley's book Roots: The Saga of an American Family and about 1,000 pages worth of family recollections that Alex Haley dictated into a tape recorder.


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