Roots: The Next Generations (1979) TV Mini-Series poster and book cover compared.

Roots: The Next Generations

Ernest Kinoy, 1979

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Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Alex Haley, 1976

Roots: The Next Generations is a TV mini-series created by Ernest Kinoy in 1979 and based on the book Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley, first published in 1976. The TV series features Debbi Morgan, Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw, Marc Singer, Lynn Hamilton, and others.

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“The book is better than the TV series”

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RATING

7.8

/ 10

TV Mini-Series Poster: Roots: The Next Generations (Ernest Kinoy, 1979)

8.8

/ 10

Book Cover: Roots: The Saga of an American Family (Alex Haley, 1976)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, the 1976 book by Alex Haley.

Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Read by: Avery Brooks

Storyline

The series continues the story of Alex Haley’s family line from the Post American Civil War era to Alex Haley’s geneological search to discover his roots. Tom, a great-grandson of Kunta Kinte, has become a leader of the black community in Henning. Although he has established a working relationship with the town’s white leader, race relations are strained, due in part to the new Jim Crow laws and similar influences.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Roots: The Next Generations, the 1979 TV series by Ernest Kinoy

Year

1979

Minutes

840

Movie Rate

7.80

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

Roots: The Next Generations

Country: USA

Year: 1979

Length: 14h / 7 episodes

Cover of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, the 1976 book by Alex Haley

Year

1976

Pages

729

Book Rate

8.84

S: Goodreads

Book

Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Country: USA

First published in: 1976

Length: 729 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Mini-Series poster
Roots (1977)
TV Mini-Series by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
TV Mini-Series poster
Roots (2016)
TV Mini-Series by Bruce Beresford, Thomas Carter, Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles

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Poster of Roots: The Next Generations, the 1979 TV series by Ernest Kinoy

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Cover of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, the 1976 book by Alex Haley

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