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LeVar Burton Calls "Bullsh*t" On Quentin Tarantino's Dismissal Of 'Roots'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 4:44 PM
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No, you suddenly haven't time-traveled back to 2012. Steve McQueen's acclaimed "12 Years Of A Slave" is bowling over critics and brutalizing audiences so it is hardly a shock that last year's slavery flick, the decidedly more pulpy "Django Unchained," would be brought back into the conversation. Quentin Tarantino's movie wasn't exactly historically accurate, but he made clear at the time his disdain for what is one of the most celebrated depictions on slavery in any media, the 1970s PBS mini-series "Roots."

'12 Years A Remake:' History Channel Giving Legendary 1977 Miniseries 'Roots' A Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2013 2:57 PM
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With History Channel earning acclaim over the past year or two for their push toward original programming including "Hatfields & McCoys," "The Vikings" and more infamously, "The Kennedys," they are now looking to take on one of the most controversial chapters in American history: slavery. If that's not enough, they're going to remake a series regularly heralded as one of the greatest ever made in the process.

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