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    LeVar Burton Calls "Bullsh*t" On Quentin Tarantino's Dismissal Of 'Roots'

    No, you suddenly haven't time-traveled back to 2012. Steve McQueen's acclaimed "12 Years Of A Slave" is bowling over critics and brutalizing audiences so it is hardly a shock that last year's slavery flick, the decidedly more pulpy "Django Unchained," would be brought back into the conversation. Que...

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    '12 Years A Remake:' History Channel Giving Legendary 1977 Miniseries 'Roots' A Reboot

    With History Channel earning acclaim over the past year or two for their push toward original programming including "Hatfields & McCoys," "The Vikings" and more infamously, "The Kennedys," they are now looking to take on one of the most controversial chapters in American history: slavery. If that's ...

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    Watch: LeVar Burton Explains the Incredible Impact of 'Roots' in an Exclusive Clip From 'Pioneers of Television'

    How big a deal was the miniseries "Roots" when it was first broadcast on ABC in 1977? "They closed the casinos in Vegas when 'Roots' aired," explains cast member John Amos. "Nobody was on the streets." In this exclusive clip from the final episode of this season...

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