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  • Will Packer to Executive Produce ‘Roots’ Remake

    May 2, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ 3 Comments


    *History, A&E and Lifetime greenlight the scripted event series Roots for a new generation of viewers to simulcast on all three flagship brands; it was announced by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History. Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) joins as executive producer and original Roots cast member and Emmy-award winning LeVar Burton […]

  • ‘Roots’ Remake to Air on History, A&E & Lifetime as an Event Series

    May 1, 15 by Qwest7 5 Comments


    *”Roots,” the classic 1977 miniseries that aired on ABC, is making a return to the small screen as a remake equipped with three networks on tap to reintroduce it to viewers as an event series. TheWrap.com reports the remake will be executive produced by Will Packer (“Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man”) and Mark Wolper, […]

  • Louis Gossett, Jr. on ‘Roots’ Remake: Why? ‘The Story Has Been Told’

    Feb 20, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Ask Louis Gossett, Jr. about the classic miniseries “Roots” and he’ll probably share memories of playing Fiddler on the historic TV film as well as the impact it had on society and the folks who watched it. Ask Gossett about the upcoming remake of “Roots” and his answer may throw you off guard. In an […]

  • THE (02-16-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

    Feb 16, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE. ——– EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE Whether you think you can or you think […]

  • Reading Rainbow Ends Kickstarer Campaign with $5.4 Million

    Jul 3, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *After reaching its $1 million goal in just one day, LaVar Burton’s 35-day “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter campaign has come to an end, collecting a total of $5.4 million, according to Mashable. The donations from 105,855 backers will be used to bring Burton’s TV classic to a new generation of readers by building a web version […]

  • Seth MacFarlane to Match ‘Reading Rainbow’s’ Kickstarter Donations

    Jun 27, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *With five days left in the “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter fundraising campaign, Hollywood producer Seth MacFarlane has pledged to match the remaining donations up to $1 million. “The money that Seth has pledged is for schools,” Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton explained in a video. “Every dollar we’re raising right now gives us the ability to […]