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Could there be a worthy follow-up to the most-watched miniseries ever? "We felt the other did so well," Alex Haley said, "that we should just let it hang there." But Haley began carrying around a tape recorder, dictating more of his family's tales as they came to his memory. Those remembrances filled a 1,000-page transcript: raw material for Roots: The Next Generations.
Winner of the Emmy for Best Limited Series, this landmark continuation of a landmark event - with 53 stars and 235 speaking parts - "is in many respects a superior achievement," Newsweek said in comparing this to Roots. Twenty-five years later, it has lost none of its dramatic and emotional power to make us confront history and examine ourselves. One man's family remains everyone's!
Sure glad they made a 3rd set to the series. Another unforgettable series. Well written!Published 16 days ago by Donna
I watched this as a young person and now, studying it I can see more clearly how a people who were persecuted overcame impossible hatred and prejudice to triumph in who they are... Read morePublished 26 days ago by marianne
Eye opener to how damage and blindness of prejudice. Made me quite angry. The determination of the freed slaves toto succeed in spite of the odds is commendable.Published 1 month ago by Wenda Stephenson
I enjoyed the mini-series & was shocked to see both Irene Cara & Philip Michael Thomas in another film together, even if it was for 10-15 minutes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by neely ohara
It is nice to have the complete set. The first Roots is still best. If interested, nice to learn how, where, and techniques used to make this movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BUMPSEY