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Digging Deeper with Roots: Let's Talk 

The iconic miniseries Roots became the most watched TV series in US history when it was first aired in 1977. It candidly revealed a side of slavery that we never saw on national TV before.  What lessons do we take from this iconic series today - nearly four decades later - that we did (or didn't) take when it first premiered? 

Check out this feature clip from Pioneers of Television. Then we want to know what you think. 

So what do you think? Do we watch Roots differently from those who watched it in 1977? Are its lessons the same? How much have our perspectives changed? About the institution of slavery? About repatriation? 

We'd like to know what you think. Share your thoughts in the comment box below. Remember: Be honest. Be bold. Be you. However, we also ask that you be courteous and stick to the issues. No personal digs. We want everyone to feel comfortable participating. And if you go there, we won't be afraid to take your comment off here. That simple. Now, let's talk! 


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