16 March 2007

"Roots" to be aired again

Great news for family history enthusiasts.

"Roots," the epic series that changed the face of television 30 years ago, will be seen again when the 12-hour event begins April 8.

The series - which garnered Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Awards - follows several generations of an enslaved family from Africa in the 1700s to emancipation during the Civil War.

The series is being shown on TV One, which is available on many cable and satellite providers. The channel's Web site lists the schedule of airing dates.

On your mark, get ready and set your VCRs to record!

Today's active Jewish genealogy community can trace its growth to the aftermath of the show, which was followed only a few months later by Dan Rottenberg's seminal Jewish genealogy book, "Finding Our Fathers."

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