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  1. year in culture 2016
    29 Very Black Things That Happened on TV in 2016Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance, Atlanta’s Juneteenth episode, and so much more.
  2. overnights
    Roots Finale Recap: Family ReunionThis soulful, vital American narrative deserves better.
  3. overnights
    Roots Recap: Dueling GroundsThis is the grisly essence of so-called gentlemen and their “civilized” tradition.
  4. overnights
    Roots Recap: The Only Thing That Is Greater Than YouAnother clunky installment of Roots, despite a few charming subtleties.
  5. the vulture tv podcast
    Did We Need a Roots Remake?Debating the merits of remaking the classic mini-series.
  6. conversations
    Roots’ Cast and Creators on Brutality on TV“I would rather someone say to me, ‘I couldn’t watch that, it was too painful,’ than, ‘You didn’t do that as authentically as you could have.’”
  7. legacies
    Why Roots Was So ImportantThe nearly 40 years haven’t dimmed its ability to illuminate one of the grimmest aspects of U.S. history.
  8. tv review
    The New Roots Is More Scathing and Pulls Fewer PunchesThe updated mini-series is more passionate, more sweeping, considerably angrier, and more disgusted by the physical and moral atrocities it depicts.
  9. the industry
    Roots Is Still One of the Biggest TV Success Stories EverIt blows The Walking Dead out of the water.
  10. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for the Roots RemakeEmmy, anyone?
  11. the industry
    Roots Remake Adds Goode, T.I., Phifer, PurefoyToo many Roots!
  12. the vulture transcript
    John Amos on MTM and Racism on SetPlus, his rocky years on Good Times.
  13. the industry
    Roots Remake Finds Its CastAnika Noni Rose joins newcomers Malachi Kirby and Regé-Jean Page.
  14. the industry
    Laurence Fishburne to Play Alex Haley in Roots RemakeThe remake will be a “contemporary version” of Haley’s novel.
  15. chat room
    LeVar Burton on Roots, Reading Rainbow“There was an America before Roots, and there was an America after Roots.”
  16. the industry
    A Roots Remake Is Officially HappeningIt’ll air simultaneously on History, A&E, and Lifetime.
  17. these reboots were made for walking
    History Channel Is Remaking RootsLevar Burton: “My initial reaction was, Why?” 
  18. movies
    Levar Burton on 12 Years a Slave, 36 Years After RootsJust like happened after his 1976 miniseries, he suspects that people will unfortunately snap back to their entrenched racial beliefs.
  19. shopping
    Douglas Coupland, Fashion DesignerThe novelist teams up with Roots.
  20. news reel
    ‘Roots’ Anniversary Edition Plagiarizing … Again?