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Roots: The Next Generations

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Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries based on the last seven chapters of Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. First aired on ABC in February 1979, it is a sequel to the 1977 Roots miniseries, tracing the lives of Kunta Kinte's descendants in Henning, Tennessee, from 1882 to 1967. Roots: The Next Generations was produced with a budget of $16.6 million, nearly three times larger than that of the original. The screenplay was written by Ernest Kinoy. Plot For the first part of the story, see Roots Chapter 1 – 1880s The story resumes in 1882, 12 years after the arrival of "Chicken George" Moore and his family in Henning, in West Tennessee. George, elderly and showing his age, moves in with Tom Harvey, one of his sons, along with Tom’s wife, Irene, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Cynthia. Tom, a great-grandson of Kunta Kinte, has become a leader of the black community in Henning. Although he has established a w
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