Everyone has a story about watching Roots for the first time. The 1970s mini series was a national event, depicting the horrors of American history on an unprecedented scale. It remains etched into the minds of everyone who has seen it. So when the History Channel announced that it was doing a remake, naturally there was […]

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Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]

Production is already under way in New Orleans, for the remake of Alex Hailey’s “Roots.” The story of Kunte Kinte will have a simultaneous premiere on History, A&E, and Lifetime at some point next year. The mini-series is set to star veteran actors, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Derek Luke, “The Wire’s” Chad Coleman and […]