John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones
disc 1. Episode 1 / written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene -- disc 2. Episode 2 / written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour) -- disc 3. Episode 3 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 4. Episode 4 / written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 5. Episode 5 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses -- disc 6. Episode 6 / written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky; Remembering Roots (2002 ; ca. 19 min.) -- disc 7. Roots: one year later (1978; ca. 48 min.); Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation (2007 ; 20 min.)
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