by Thembi Ford
A few weeks ago we reported that Oprah’s OWN network would be targeting a black audience, and they’ve certainly made a big start in following through with that decision. According to a recent press release, we can now look forward to “Oprah and the Legendary Cast of ‘Roots’ 35 Years Later,” airing Monday, January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
From the release:
Hosted by Oprah Winfrey at her home in Montecito, California, the television event brings together many of the legendary cast members from the series, including Cicely Tyson and LeVar Burton, as well as Leslie Uggams, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Ben Vereen. With original clips from Roots serving as their backdrop, the cast shares with Oprah their personal accounts of working on the extraordinary series, as well as taking part in television history.