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Roots (tv program)

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  • TIFF 13: Did Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' just change the game?

    TIFF 13: Did Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' just change the game?
    TORONTO -- Brad Pitt didn't say much during the question-and-answer session that followed the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "12 Years a Slave" on Friday night, just a short comment on why he produced and co-starred in the Steve McQueen...
  • 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...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • 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...
  • Theater review: 'Greater Tuna' from Jester Theater Company

    Theater review: 'Greater Tuna' from Jester Theater Company
    The little town of Tuna — third smallest town in Texas — is a mighty funny place to visit. But, good grief, you wouldn't want to live there. Elmer Watkins is organizing a Ku Klux Klan meeting. Bertha Bumiller wants the books "Roots" and...
  • 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" ———...
  • 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...
  • 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-...