Primetime Special "Oprah And The Legendary Cast Of 'Roots' 35 Years Later" Airing On OWN In January

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by Cynthia Reid
December 21, 2011 9:26 PM
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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)

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3 Comments

  • Andy Rice | January 1, 2012 11:22 PMReply

    Since last year i was hoping that somebody would reconize one of television greatest mini - series of all time ''Roots'' 35th anniversary celebration. Praise God that sister Oprah is going to salute this historical moment, I really love Roots, the author, the characters and the novel the story will never be forgotten i wonder will the mini-series celebrate its 100th anniversay. It would have been a blessing to have met Alex Haley and some of the performers that are no longer with us i just hope they received jesus christ as saviour and lord of their lives.

  • JMac | December 22, 2011 6:43 PMReply

    What?! No video appearance by O.J.? Always made me laugh that he had a cameo in the series. And also messed me up that white guys whipped the Reading Rainbow man. I'll be watching.

  • that dude | December 22, 2011 5:38 AMReply

    Wow, when they said they were going black they weren't kidding!

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