ROOTS dramatized a part of America's past that some would rather have not seen and a part of it's long history that the public educational system has whitewashed to the point of propaganda and unrecognizability.
As I write this, the previous night's Emmy Awards paid tribute to this groundbreaking Television event to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary of it's first showing on network television back in January 1977.
It was a tribute that's long overdue and woefully brief.
Do yourself a favor, check out ROOTS, when you have a chance. You won't be disappointed.
About The Show
Other acting nominations include: John Amos, LeVar Burton (UCLA drama student in his dramatic acting debut), Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, Madge Sinclair, Moses Gunn, Robert Reed, Ralph Waite, Sandy Duncan and Cicely Tyson, plus Marvin Chomsky (Director, Part 3), John Erman (Director, Part 2), Gilbert Moses (Director, Part 6), Steven Larner (Cinematographer, Part 2), Joseph M. Wilcots (Cinematographer, Part 7), James Lee (Teleplay, Part 5), M. Charles Cohen (Teleplay, Part 8), Neil Travis (Editor, Part 2--also winner for Part 1), Peter Kirby (Editor, Part 3) and James T. Heckert (Editor, Part 8).