About “Roots”

In 1977, the whole world changed as Americans tuned in to see their countries, their neighbors and themselves in a way they had never seen before.

Before “12 Years a Slave,” “Amistad” and “Djano” there was “Roots,” the six-part mini-series by Alex Haley that chronicled one Black families beginnings in slavery to post Civil War days, revolutionized the way we understood history and race relations.

In 2015, starting October 18 at 8/7c we will be changing the game again when Roots comes to TV One like you’ve never seen before. For the first time anywhere, Roots will be broadcast in stunning HD — looking and feeling as urgent as the latest news broadcast or high-budget cable show.

Whether your first time or 100th, tune-in to see this star-studded event starring Levar Burton, James Amos, Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen and more!