40 years ago, 85% of AMERICAN families were glued to their TVs to watch the true-life slavery-based American drama, ROOTS, that was based the best-selling novel of the same name by late Author ALEX HALEY!!!
Actor/Director/Producer LEVAR BURTON was 19-years-old when portrayed thel character of KUNTA KINTE in the original series. He is now one of the executive producers of the 2016 which simultaneously premiered last night on the A+E, HISTORY, and LIFETIME Networks.
Rev. AL SHARPTON had Levar on set of his MSNBC show POLITICS NATION With AL SHARPTON, for a discussion of the significance of the original ROOTS, and the potential impact of the new version.
Interviewing Levar Burton on why he helped remake ROOTS 39 yrs after the original series aired. It starts tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Mlpfb3zoD3— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) May 29, 2016