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Roots (tv program)

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  • '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...
  • Bill Varney dies at 77; Oscar-winning sound mixer

    Bill Varney dies at 77; Oscar-winning sound mixer
    Bill Varney, an Academy Award-winning sound mixer whose final film credit was a "director's edition" of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil" that was released on the film's 40th anniversary, has died. He was 77. Varney died Saturday of congestive heart...
  • In Kunta Kinte's steps: Village changed by the hero of 'Roots' tries to overcome a shabby reputation

    In Kunta Kinte's steps: Village changed by the hero of 'Roots' tries to overcome a shabby reputation
    Carrying little Kunta in his strong arms, he walked to the edge of the village, lifted his baby up with his face to the heavens and said softly, "Behold — the only thing greater than yourself." —Alex Haley, "Roots" ———...
  • 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?...
  • Guests of note grace Hampton Roads events

    Guests of note grace Hampton Roads events
    Author My Haley's "The Treason of Mary Louvestre" tour continues In case you missed it in our earlier story, author My Haley is currently touring to discuss her book, "The Treason of Mary Louvestre" (Koehlerbooks, 2013), which tells the story of a...
  • 2012: Johnny Winter still slingin' the blues

    2012: Johnny Winter still slingin' the blues
    Johnny Winter, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time, is on the road somewhere in Massachusetts, delivering terse answers by phone to a wide range of questions. What was Muddy Waters like as a bandleader? "He was very strict. If he didn't...