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The Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Flashback: In 1977, 'Roots' Broke RecordsLouis Gossett Jr. noted that his own roots “continue from Africa to Georgia, So
Hollywood Flashback: In 1977, 'Roots' Broke Records
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
Louis Gossett Jr. noted that his own roots “continue from Africa to Georgia, South Carolina and all the way to New York.” Ed Asner, in a controversial turn as a sympathetic slave-ship captain not found in the source material, bested co-stars Moses... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Where will 'Finding Dory' rank in the Pixar sea?I gave it 4.5 stars, when it should have been 5. Live and learn.2. 'Up' (2009)
Where will 'Finding Dory' rank in the Pixar sea?
The Arizona Republic / Posted 14 days ago
I gave it 4.5 stars, when it should have been 5. Live and learn.2. 'Up' (2009) After a lifetime of travel postponed, Carl (Ed Asner) attaches balloons to his house and floats to South America — with Russell (Jordan Nagai), a scout stowaway, on... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Iconic LA Coffee Shop Morphs into Sanders HQmany progressive celebrity activists, including actors Frances Fisher (Titanic,
Iconic LA Coffee Shop Morphs into Sanders HQ
Op-Ed News / Posted 24 days ago
many progressive celebrity activists, including actors Frances Fisher (Titanic, in the video below) Mimi Kennedy, Ed Asner, and others. (For those campaign efforts, I even netted a mighty kiss - actually two! - from heartthrob actor Esai... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
A new vision of Roots, for the age of ObamaDerek Luke and rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, while the original had John Amos, Ben
A new vision of Roots, for the age of Obama
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 26 days ago
Derek Luke and rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, while the original had John Amos, Ben Vereen, Louis Gossett jnr, Cicely Tyson and Ed Asner. Quincy Jones composed the score for the original's first night; Questlove is the executive music producer this time... Read more
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NBC News
Why the Stakes for New 'Roots' Are Raisedcrafted a "morally conflicted" slave ship captain (is there any other other kin
Why the Stakes for New 'Roots' Are Raised
NBC News / Posted 27 days ago
crafted a "morally conflicted" slave ship captain (is there any other other kind?) played by legendary character actor Ed Asner, who completes his task with a heavy heart. In the 2016 version of "Roots" there is no benevolent white character to... Read more
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Philly.com
A new 'Roots' for a new centurywhite slave-ship captain. Reportedly added to the mini-series to make white vie
A new 'Roots' for a new century
Philly.com / Posted 30 days ago
white slave-ship captain. Reportedly added to the mini-series to make white viewers feel a bit better, the role won Ed Asner an Emmy but shouldn't have comforted anyone. The new Roots also has the African Kunta questioning the custom of... Read more
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The Columbian
New on DVD: ‘Finest Hours,’ ‘Risen’ top this week’s DVD releaseswith depth. Also on DVD • “Zoolander 2”: Male supermodels face danger from co
New on DVD: ‘Finest Hours,’ ‘Risen’ top this week’s DVD releases
The Columbian / Posted 1 months ago
with depth. Also on DVD • “Zoolander 2”: Male supermodels face danger from competing company. • “Lou Grant: Season One”: Ed Asner plays the city editor for the Los Angeles Tribune. • “Rise of the Legend”: Martial artist (Eddie Peng) returns to... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
'Roots' is still fresh and shocking 40 years latereven beloved, white TV stars, including Robert Reed, Ralph Waite, Lorne Greene,
'Roots' is still fresh and shocking 40 years later
Los Angeles Times / Posted 1 months ago
even beloved, white TV stars, including Robert Reed, Ralph Waite, Lorne Greene, Vic Morrow, Lloyd Bridges, Sandy Duncan and Ed Asner, were enlisted to play unsympathetic roles. Transforming actors who elsewhere seemed like family into people of ill... Read more

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