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'Roots' gets a reboot for a new generation

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Nearly 40 years ago, 85% of American households were glued to their televisions for an epic event, a historical portrait of slavery in the mini-series "Roots". Now, the History Channel is updating it with a 21st century remake. Co-executive producer Levar Burton, who was in the original, explains why the new generation needs to be exposed to the movie.May.29.2016

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