roots. The most significant miniseries of all time in the 80s. Kunta Kinte was Alex Haily's ancestor who came over on the slave ship. Everyone watched this horrific story of slavery and the abuse of a race of people. This is where the white guilt of the country set in. I didn't get to watch the early episodes but what I watched, was mesmerizing.

roots. The most significant miniseries of all time in the 80s. Kunta Kinte was Alex Haily's ancestor who came over on the slave ship. Everyone watched this horrific story of slavery and the abuse of a race of people. This is where the white guilt of the country set in. I didn't get to watch the early episodes but what I watched, was mesmerizing.

The series first aired on ABC-TV, in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. which still holds a record as the third highest rated episode for any type of television series, and the second most watched overall series finale in US television history.

The series first aired on ABC-TV, in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. which still holds a record as the third highest rated episode for any type of television series, and the second most watched overall series finale in US television history.

Anna Paquin - 'Roots' TV series Premiere in New York

Anna Paquin - 'Roots' TV series Premiere in New York

Fargo (TV Series 2014– ) Unbelievable from begining to end. Watch the first hour and you will be hooked.

Fargo (TV Series 2014– ) Unbelievable from begining to end. Watch the first hour and you will be hooked.

Versailles cast - it's nice to see their lives aren't really as tortured as in the show

Versailles cast - it's nice to see their lives aren't really as tortured as in the show

A scene from pioneering TV series Roots, which told the story of Kunta Kinte, a slave captured in Africa and brought to America

Why is Africa so poor? You asked Google – here’s the answer

A scene from pioneering TV series Roots, which told the story of Kunta Kinte, a slave captured in Africa and brought to America

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