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How 'Roots' Changed TV Forever

Leslie Uggams and Louis Gossett Jr. remember when the 'world went crazy' for miniseries

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A groundbreaking, ratings-busting, must-see miniseries is almost impossible to produce for TV these days, which is one of the reasons ABC's 1977 event Roots lives large in television history books. For eight nights in January 1977, tens of millions of viewers stayed home and watched — no DVR-ing back then — as the life of Kunta Kinte, a boy captured and sold into slavery in Africa, and his descendants unfolded across two centuries in America. … Back to Article

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THEY PAVED THE WAY: From the creators and performers who developed the groundbreaking miniseries Roots, to stars Diahann Carroll and Carol Burnett, PBS is celebrating the achievements of the Pioneers of Television.

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