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Maya Angelou

Moses Gunn

Levar Burton

Cicely Tyson

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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, as it progressed, the largest viewing audience ever for a dramatic TV program. It won an unprecedented thirty-seven Emmy Award nominations and was chosen the Outstanding Dramatic Series of the 1976-77 season, and won Emmys for Louis Gossett Jr. as Best Actor, Edward Asner as Best Supporting Actor and Olivia Cole as Best Supporting Actress, as well as for director David Greene (Part 1), writers Erne... Full Summary >>