"Roots: The Next Generations" Will Be Seen Eight Nights ' · lin 1- ΓΤ*. M. * "» ^ **ww. a in. MbAV VTCIICI €*" lions," the David L. Wolper Production of Alex Haley's eagerly anticipated continua tion of the most popular tele vision event of all time, will air on the ABC Television Network over eight nights beginning SUNDAY. FEB. 18, 1979, it was announced today by Anthony D. Thomopoulos, President, ABC Entertain , T ment. The new 14-hour drama, continuing the triumphant saga of one family's emer gence from slavery through the harsh years of Reconstruc tion and on through author Haley's search for his roots, will be presented Sunday through Friday and conclude on SUNDAY, FEB. 25. diuiiuuu oioaaara, senior Vice President of Dramatic Programs, Motion Pictures and Novels for Television, said, "The unprecedented popularity that made 'Roots' an instant and premanent classic proves that Alex Haley's story really reflects much more than one family's experience. Millions of Amer icans watched and identified with the descendants of Κ un ta Kinte as they fought for family unity and individual dignity. This continuation of their story is like meeting the child ren of old and treasured friends. "ABC was delighted to pre sent David Wolper's product ion of the Original 'Roots.' It is with even greater pride and satisfaction that we now pre sent the conclusion of this V remarkable saga. " imriprtnnlt this continuation of 'Roots' with great concern that the quality and breadth of the original would be maintained. In this regard, I am pleased to report that the new production exceeds our expectations and hopes." "Roots: The Next Generat ions," based on Haley's origi nal "Roots." his new book, WUTV Selects 4 Wingate College Students Four Wingate College stu dents have been selected by audition to perform in a WBTV, Channel 3, Charlotte television special for the Christmas season. They also performed on a Thanksgiving Day special as members of Unity Singers. The Wingate students are Lisa Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jackson of Fayetteville; Ant hony Morrison, son of Mrs. Earlie Morrison of Fayette ville; Joseph Few, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace M. Few of Kiaeimmee, Fla. ; and Keith ι Laney, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Laney, Jr., of Mar km. The collegians will be mem ber· of a lJ-voice ensemble performing Anita Kerr's arrangements of "A Christ Alex Haley "My Search for Roots," and additional material provided by the author, follows four more generations of the fam ily descended from Kunta Kinte. Beginning in 1882 with Tom Harvey (son of Chicken George) and his family, the film chronicles the passions and progress of nearly 100 turbulent and emotionally wrenching years of American history, leading up to the emergence of Alex Haley ( played by James Earl Jones) and the writing of "Roots." The cast of "Roots: The Next Generations" boasts a list of stars including (in alphabetical order): George Stanford Brown, Diahann Carroll, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Olivia de Havilland, Ja'net DuBois, Henry Fonda, A1 Freeman, Jr., Andy Griff ith, Dorian Harewood, Rafer Johnson, James Earl Jones, Avon Long, Claudia McNeill, Carmen McRae. Lynne Moody, Harry Morgan, lireg Morris, Delia Reese, Bea Richards^ Stan Shaw, Marc Singer and Richard Thomas. The original "Roots" intro duced many exciting new comers to television-most notably LeVar Burton, who starred as Κ un ta Kinte-and the new production will conti t Ossie Davis nue that tradition, with new stars including Bever-Leigh Banfield, Fay Hauser, Brian Mitchell and Debbi Morgan. "Roots: The Next Generat ions" is being produced by Stan Margulies, who served in the same capacity on "Roots," and is again being supervised by executive pro ducer David L. Wolper (win ner of 20 Emmys, three Pea body Award and an Oscar). Ernest Kinoy, who was co winner (with William Blinn) first three hours of "Roots," supervised the scripts and wrote the first three screen plays. Other writers are Syd ney A. Glass, Thad Mumford and Daniel Wilcox, and John McGreevey. John Erman, who won a director's Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his sen sitive direction of one hour of the original "Roots," has dir ected six hours of the continu ation.—Other—directors art Charles S. Dubin (4 hours), George Stanford Brown (who · also stars, in "Roots" and in the continuation, as Tom Har vey) and Lloyd Richards. The original broadcast of "Roots" in 1977, which was seen by an estimated audience of 130 million people, earned a treasure house of awards-in cluding a record 37 Emmy nominations-and critical judgments such as "it is not only monumental; it is gripp ing, mind-piercing, soui-sear ing viewing experience" (Tony LaCamera, Boston Herald-American) and "popu lar entertainment has...taken a significant step forward" (John O'Connor, New York Times). Time magazine, which recently predicted that "Roots: The Next Genera tions" will "surely justify the (spectacular) advance bill ing," called the original "No longer just a beslselling book and a boffo TV production, but a social phenomenon, a poten tially important bookmark in . U.S. race relations." If You Want To KNow What's Happpening In The Black Community Read The Charlotte Post Each Week! Lauch Henry helped find the missing ingredient to educate minority engineers. 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