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  1. 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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  2. 'Roots': TV Review

    5:55 am 5/26/2016

    An exciting young cast elevates this emotional, powerful remake of the 1977 landmark miniseries.Read more

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  3. 'Roots' Reborn: How a Slave Saga Was Remade for the Black Lives Matter Era

    6:00 am 5/25/2016

    Forty years after the original gripped half the nation (literally), a more violent and more accurate remake is here, gambling on big stars including Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin and the unresolved emotional core of America's toughest conversation: "He was calling me a n—er, but at the end of the scene he was in tears."Read more

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  4. 'Roots' Reborn: Behind the Scenes with the Cast

    5:30 am 5/25/2016

    'Roots' gets remade for the History Channel.Read more

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  5. 'Roots' Premiere: Cast Discusses Why the Influential Miniseries Needed to be Revived

    4:14 pm 5/24/2016

    The eight-hour revival of the classic 1977 miniseries premieres Memorial Day and will simulcast across four consecutive nights on A&E, Lifetime and History. Read more

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  6. 'Roots' Remake Finds Favor with International Buyers

    10:23 pm 4/27/2016

    More than 50 broadcasters across five continents snatched up the event miniseries, which premieres on Memorial Day in the U.S.Read more

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  7. Tribeca: 'Roots' Team Hopes History Channel Reboot Speaks to a New Generation

    7:22 pm 4/21/2016

    “For me, this story is not just about slavery, especially for African-American and African people in general. It's a story to remind us that our roots are not slavery, but that they predate that," says lead actor Malachi Kirby.Read more

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  8. MIPTV: 'Roots' to Get World Premiere on Opening Night

    3:00 am 2/24/2016

    Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose and Levar Burton will be on hand to present A+E's remake of the Alex Haley slavery epic.Read more

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  9. Watch the First Trailer for History's 'Roots' Remake

    1:08 pm 2/11/2016

    The four-night miniseries will premiere on Memorial Day on A&E, Lifetime and History.Read more

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  10. A+E's 'Roots' Miniseries Adds T.I., Mekhi Phifer and James Purefoy

    11:00 am 12/3/2015

    Matthew Goode, Lane Garrison, Emayatzy Corinealdi and G. Hannelius have also signed on for the remake, which will air over four nights on A+E, Lifetime and History.Read more

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