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  1. MIPCOM: BBC Takes A+E's 'Roots' for U.K.

    1:00 am 10/10/2016

    The new adaptation of Alex Haley's groundbreaking novel of African slave Kunta Kinte and his American decedents has sold to 220 territories worldwide. Read more

  2. Critic's Notebook: In Praise of the New Wave of TV Casting Inclusivity

    11:31 am 10/7/2016

    Shows like 'Queen Sugar,' 'Greenleaf,' 'Underground,' 'Roots,' 'Insecure,' 'Atlanta' and 'Luke Cage' are exposing how much talent is out there.Read more

  3. Emmys: Topical Limited Series "Can Change the Conversation"

    10:00 am 8/9/2016

    From the 'Roots' remake to 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' — and even 'Fargo' — the Emmy nominees delve deep into issues of race and violence: "These are not new problems."Read more

  4. Hollywood Flashback: In 1977, 'Roots' Broke Records

    12:30 pm 6/16/2016

    The eight-part miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley's novel garnered 37 noms, still a record today, and won nine Emmys at the 29th annual primetime awards.Read more

  5. 'Roots' to Stream Exclusively on Hulu

    8:00 am 6/14/2016

    The streamer has inked an exclusive deal with A+E Networks to acquire the rights to the eight-hour series.Read more

  6. Forest Whitaker on "Issues of Identity" in 'Roots'

    5:00 am 6/8/2016

    "You can’t watch ['Roots'] without being confronted with the issue of civil rights, the issue of human rights."Read more

  7. Forest Whitaker on "Issues of Identity" in 'Roots'

    4:30 am 6/8/2016

    "You can’t watch ['Roots'] without being confronted with the issue of civil rights, the issue of human rights."Read more

  8. TV Ratings: 'Roots' Wraps Steady Run With 4.2 Million Viewers

    10:15 am 6/3/2016

    The miniseries does finish on a low note, facing the NBA Finals' daunting 19.2 million viewers.Read more

  9. 'Roots' Cast Talks Slavery Reparations and Race Relations in Hollywood and Beyond

    8:00 am 5/30/2016

    "This is one of the most iconic pieces of content in history, and I thought that this was a tremendously risky undertaking," says producer Will Packer. "But as filmmakers, we wouldn't be where we are without taking risks. In the end, it was the opportunity to put really important material in front of an audience that hasn't seen it."Read more

  10. LeVar Burton on 'Roots' Remake: America Needs It Now "More Than Ever"

    8:13 am 5/26/2016

    The star of the original 1977 blockbuster miniseries recalls author Alex Haley's mentorship and watching the first episode alone in his apartment at USC.Read more

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