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Website: Alex Haley, U.S. Writer by The Museum of Broadcast Communications
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TitleWebsite: Alex Haley, U.S. Writer by The Museum of Broadcast Communications
SubjectAlex Haley
DescriptionHistory of the television miniseries Roots and Roots II by Alex Haley by The Museum of Broadcast Communications. The success of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, from which two television miniseries Roots and Roots II were adapted, is discussed on this website. According to Time magazine, restaurant and shop owners saw their profits decline, when the series was on the air. It is mentioned that bartenders were able to keep customers only by turning the channel selector from basketball or hockey to television stations that were showing Roots. The report also stated, "Many observers feel that the T.V. Series left whites with a more sympathetic view of blacks by giving them a greater appreciation of black history." It is also stated that parents started naming their newborn babies after characters in the series, especially the lead character, Kunta Kinte. Source: http://museum.tv/archives/etv/H/htmlH/haleyalex/haleyalex.htm
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