Roots: The Complete MiniseriesClosed Captioning
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The landmark 12-hour miniseries that changed the face of television is now available on iTunes. Based on Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning book about his own ancestors, this historic programming event — still the highest-rated miniseries in TV history — is a stirring, sweeping saga of one family's unforgettable struggle over many generations to survive slavery and regain freedom. In 1750, slave traders abduct the proud African warrior Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) and a new American story begins. Forged in blood, sweat, and tears, a dream of freedom sustains Kunta and his descendants through more than a century of hardship and oppression. Cicely Tyson, Edward Asner, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr., Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Uggams, and Ben Vereen, among others, also star in this groundbreaking historical epic. Providing eloquent witness to the indomitable human spirit, this internationally acclaimed series reveals untold cultural riches to all of humanity from one man's personal family history. Roots was the winner of nine Emmy® Awards and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, whispering the name of Kunta Kinte.||1:36:09||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction.||1:35:09||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||In 1776, a nation fights for freedom...but not for all. Kunta Kinte escapes again and is crippled by slave catchers. He marries, gains a daughter and loses his long-time friend Fiddler.||1:35:41||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||At age 16, Kizzy is sold and bears her new master's son, who grows up to become fun-loving Chicken George. Yearning to see her parents, Kizzy is comforted by Samuel Bennett, but they are ill-matched.||1:35:19||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||Chicken George is sent to England as payment for his owner's gambling debt. Fourteen years later, he returns home a free man, a status that has a profound effect on the family begun by Kunta Kinte.||1:35:58||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||The Civil War is over but night riders terrorize ex-slaves. By marking his clients' horseshoes, Tom identifies the raiders but endangers his own life.||1:35:23||Season Only||View in iTunes|