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ROOTS
May 31, 2016  | By David Bianculli

A&E, Lifetime, History, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
Part 2 of 4. The story of Kunta Kinte continues in this second two-hour installment of the new Roots remake, and tonight presents an entire storyline that was not dramatized in the original. This new version is quite good, and a fascinating exercise in comparison when measured against the 1977 ABC original. For reviews, hear my report for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross on the Fresh Air website, and read our TVWW contributors’ reviews on Ed Bark’s Uncle Barky’s Bytes and David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower. Malachi Kirby stars.
 
 
 
 
 
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