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"The updated Roots miniseries released May 30 has not been universally accepted and many blacks in white nations are angry. Since Alex Haley’s icon in 1977 every generation needs its dose of Kunta Kinte, but what progress is there? Some Jam ...", www.jamaicaobserver.com
"Everyone has a story about watching Roots for the first time. The 1970s mini series was a national event, depicting the horrors of American history on an unprecedented scale. It remains etched into the minds of everyone who has seen it.", theurbandaily.com
"Despite an avalanche of hype, screenings and round-table discussions targeted at Emmy voters, “Roots” is so far only a modest success. The four-part miniseries debuted on four outlets (History, Lifetime, A&E and LMN) on Memorial Day and drew 5.3 million viewers, based on Nielsen Fast Nationals (among viewers 18-49, it was only watched by 1.8 million viewers). It’s a totally respectable number, but fell far short of the spectacular performance of “Hatfields & McCoys,” another Memorial Day miniseries that premiered only on History in 2012. That hypnotically brutal saga drew 14.3 million viewers on its third and final night — still the record for basic cable. The difference between the two shows is that “Hatfield & McCoys” was a new story and “Roots,” though spun as a “a classic re-imagined,” was essentially a remake. It was never going to make the same impact as the original 1977 ABC series, a", nypost.com
"' NEW YORK, June 1 — The Memorial Day premiere of the Roots remake drew an average of 5.3 million viewers across the History, A&E and Lifetime networks. That's according to the latest numbers from | Showbiz | Malay Mail Online'/", www.themalaymailonline.com
"Even airing across multiple networks, the 'Roots' remake doesn't have a shot at matching the audience record of the 1977 miniseries. We'll probably never again have a series watched by 130 million people. But the first night of the 2016 'Roots' did pretty", www.moviefone.com
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