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The Resource Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production

Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
Member of
Cataloging source
VQT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Roots (Television program : 1977)
Credits note
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones
Intended audience
TV rating: TV-14. (IMDb)
Language note
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1942-2018
  • 1936-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amos, John
  • Asner, Edward
  • Brown, Georg Stanford
  • Burton, LeVar
  • Cole, Olivia
  • Gossett, Louis
  • Moody, Lynne
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Uggams, Leslie
  • Vereen, Ben
  • Haley, Alex
Runtime
573
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley family
  • Jackson family
  • Kinte family
  • Moore family
  • African Americans
  • Slaveholders
  • Slavery
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
disc 1. Episode 1 -- disc 2. Episode 2 -- disc 3. Episode 3 -- disc 4. Episode 4 -- disc 5. Episode 5 -- disc 6. 2002 documentary Remembering Roots -- disc 7. 2007 documentary Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.; standard version.
Extent
7 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780780667167
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
  • Special features (discs 1-6): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions.
  • Special feature (disc 6): 2002 documentary "Remembering Roots."
  • Special features (disc 7): 2007 documentary "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" hosted by William Haley and LeVar Burton ; Documentary "Roots one year later" hosted by Louis Gosset Jr.
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Other control number
883929161867
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754823522
  • (OCoLC)773296580
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977
  • Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
disc 1. Episode 1 -- disc 2. Episode 2 -- disc 3. Episode 3 -- disc 4. Episode 4 -- disc 5. Episode 5 -- disc 6. 2002 documentary Remembering Roots -- disc 7. 2007 documentary Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.; standard version.
Extent
7 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780780667167
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
  • Special features (discs 1-6): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions.
  • Special feature (disc 6): 2002 documentary "Remembering Roots."
  • Special features (disc 7): 2007 documentary "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" hosted by William Haley and LeVar Burton ; Documentary "Roots one year later" hosted by Louis Gosset Jr.
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Other control number
883929161867
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754823522
  • (OCoLC)773296580
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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