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The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

Other acting nominations include: John Amos, LeVar Burton (UCLA drama student in his dramatic acting debut), Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, Madge Sinclair, Moses Gunn, Robert Reed, Ralph Waite, Sandy Duncan and Cicely Tyson, plus Marvin Chomsky (Director, Part 3), John Erman (Director, Part 2), Gilbert Moses (Director, Part 6), Steven Larner (Cinematographer, Part 2), Joseph M. Wilcots (Cinematographer, Part 7), James Lee (Teleplay, Part 5), M. Charles Cohen (Teleplay, Part 8), Neil Travis (Editor, Part 2--also winner for Part 1), Peter Kirby (Editor, Part 3) and James T. Heckert (Editor, Part 8).

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Maya Angelou Nyo Boto
Ji-Tu Cumbuka Wrestler
Moses Gunn Kintango
Levar Burton Kunta Kinte
Edward Asner Captain Thomas Davies
O J Simpson Kadi Touray
Ralph Waite Slater
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Release Date:  1977 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, Abc Entertainment Group .....Network
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