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Roots

Genre: Historical Drama

A 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley's book tells the story of African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
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S01, E05  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1977)
Chicken George is sent to England for his owner's debt. Fourteen years later, he returns home a free man and has a profound effect on the family begun by Kunta Kinte.
  • Sun 2/26
  • 6:00PM-7:15PM
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S01, E06  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1977)
With the Civil War over, Mr. Harvey offers a position on the plantation to any slave who wishes to remain; a senator announces a large purchase of land, upsetting a gathering of plantation owners; torch-wielding masked men visit the former slaves.
  • Sun 2/26
  • 7:15PM-9:30PM
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S01, E07  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1977)
The nation erupts into war as Chicken George returns to find his sons married with families, however, he must leave within 60 days or the law will forfeit his status as a free man.
  • Sun 2/26
  • 9:30PM-10:45PM
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  • 786
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S01, E08  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1977)
The Civil War and slavery ends, and the system of sharecropping is born. Chicken George returns, allowing the family to safely leave and settle on its own land in Henning, Tenn.
  • Sun 2/26
  • 10:45PM-1:00AM
  • 192
  • Sundance
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  • 786
  • SundanceHD