'Roots' 35 years later: Where is the cast now?

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On January 23, 1977, ABC aired the first of eight consecutive episodes of the twelve-hour mini-series Roots. Arguably the most successful television movie of all time — it was nominated for a combined 35 awards, and won 14, including nine Emmy awards. Roots had a lasting impact on viewers, television, and its cast. On the 35th anniversary of its airing, theGrio takes a look back at where the ‘Roots’ actors were then, and where they are now.