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Why Were We Watching Roots?

April 10, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Why Were We Watching Roots?

When the television miniseries Roots first aired in January 1977, it earned the largest television audience rating in American history. However, while its popularity is well-established, the reasons for its immediate and overwhelming success are less clear. Through research, analysis, and speculation, Macomb Community College Faculty Scott Peller addresses this question and suggests some possible reasons for its enormous viewership. Register Now!


  • Free: Open to the public

Registration is requested.

Lorenzo Cultural Center