NBC looks back at Roots

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NBC has put together a one-hour 25th-anniversary special that looks back at
landmark miniseries Roots.

The special, Roots-Celebrating 25 Years: The Saga of an American
, will be hosted by original Roots cast member LeVar Burton
and features interviews with several other cast members including Ben Vereen,
Leslie Uggams and Ed Asner.

The special will air Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. EST/PST, in conjunction with the
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Roots originally debuted in 1977 and won nine Emmy