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Roots (tv program)

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  • TCA press tour: Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes new look at black history

    Historian and Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. can still remember how moved and inspired he was as a high school senior watching a documentary about black American history narrated by Bill Cosby. The film was a key in launching his elite...
  • There she is .... Lee Meriwether

    There she is .... Lee Meriwether
    Lee Meriwether never had any intention of becoming a beauty queen. But thanks to a fraternity at the City College of San Francisco, she became not only Miss San Francisco, but later Miss California and finally Miss America in 1955. Meriwether was a...
  • Reel Critics: Compared to 'Jackass,' this is a triumph

    Reel Critics: Compared to 'Jackass,' this is a triumph
    Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
  • 'The Sopranos' tops WGA's top 101 TV shows of all time

    'The Sopranos' tops WGA's top 101 TV shows of all time
    They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time. At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...
  • 'Roots' reboot ordered by History

    'Roots' reboot ordered by History
    Slavery is a hot topic, with the success of "12 Years A Slave" and "Django Unchained." Now History is seeking to capitalize by remaking the historic 1977 miniseries "Roots." The cable channel announced that it will reboot the groundbreaking miniseries...
  • Ralph Waite dies: Friends, co-stars react to death of 'Waltons' actor

    Ralph Waite dies: Friends, co-stars react to death of 'Waltons' actor
    Ralph Waite, best known for starring in the CBS series "The Waltons" from 1972 to 1981, died Thursday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 85.  The actor played John Walton Sr., the kind-hearted patriarch of a large, poor family living in...
  • Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees

    Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees
    Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby...
  • Tony- and Emmy-winning 'Roots' actress coming to Easton's State Theatre

     
    A Tony- and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress best known for her role in the groundbreaking 1970s mini-series “Roots” is coming to Easton’s State Theater, it was just announced. Leslie Uggams has replaced Faith Prince for the...
  • Brad Pitt puts Malibu beach house on the market

    Brad Pitt puts Malibu beach house on the market
    Brad Pitt has listed his gated Malibu beach house for $13.75 million. The view home he shares with actress Angelina Jolie sits on 1.26 blufftop acres with a tennis court, a lap pool and access to the beach. Features include walls of glass doors, a walk-...
  • January TV series, season & winter premiere schedule

    January TV series, season & winter premiere schedule
    Now that the holidays are (almost) over, you're probably ready for your favorite shows to return as the midseason schedule kicks in. A lot of brand new shows premiere in January as well. So get ready. Here's a list of series, season and winter premiere...
  • LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age

    LeVar Burton hopes to take reading into the digital age
    LeVar Burton speaks with the clarity and conviction of a man with an audience. His indignations are righteous. “I'm pissed at the current state of education in America. The fact that we've spent way too much money on war and not enough on our kids?...