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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 […]

  • Cicely Tyson Tears Up, Talks Historical Black Films (Watch)

    Dec 27, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *CIcely Tyson is one heck of a legend! And there’s a strong possibility the next awards season will recognize her for just that (hello, Emmys!). The 80-year-old acclaimed actress talked with theGrio‘s Chris Witherspoon about reprising her lauded role in the TV version of “The Trip to Bountiful.” Not only that, she got quite emotional discussing […]

  • THE (09-11-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

    Sep 11, 14 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 No one can degrade us except ourselves. – […]

  • History Channel to Remake ‘Roots’ Miniseries

    Nov 5, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *The network that brought you “The Bible” will now attempt to recreate one of the most celebrated television programs of all time. History Channel has announced it will remake the blockbuster 1977 miniseries “Roots,” reports Deadline.com. The cable network plans a new eight-hour version after acquiring rights to the 12-hour original from Mark Wolper, son […]