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Coming in January, the OWN network will be airing the special event Oprah And The Legendary Cast Of 'Root' 35 Years Later in honor of the anniversary of the groundbreaking series.

According to a press release, the program will offer..."an intimate reflection on the historic television miniseries based on Alex Haley's novel which debuted in 1977 to record-breaking ratings. Hosted by Oprah Winfrey at her home in Montecito, California, the television event brings together many of the legendary cast members from the series, including Cicely Tyson and LeVar Burton, as well as Leslie Uggams, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Ben Vereen. With original clips from "Roots" serving as their backdrop, the cast shares with Oprah their personal accounts of working on the extraordinary series, as well as taking part in television history."

It will air on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT)