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"We never expected this. Matter of fact, when we were doing this, we didn’t think it would be iconic. We did it for the importance of the piece. When I was growing up, there was only a paragraph saying, "You were a slave, then Lincoln freed you." The here comes this brilliant man called Alex Haley, and he takes this long journey to find his family, and he and David Wolper and Stan Barkley convince ABC to put it on at a time when it wasn’t fashionable to do so. And—boom!—here we sit. It feels fantastic!"

—Performer Ben Vereen, who played Chicken George in the miniseries Roots, on how it feels to part of such an iconic movie. And hear his and his co-stars Leslie Uggams, Levar Burton, and Louis Gossett, Jr., critique Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained