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January 26, 1997 | Susan King, Susan King is a Times staff writer
LeVar Burton Role: Kunta Kinte MEMORIES: "I was the first one there [on location] in Savannah. Everyone came in after I arrived, and the buzz among the actors was, 'This is material that we do not often see.' These were all veterans in the industry and really venerable actors in my eyes, and they all had a special feeling in their voices when talking about the script. "There's such a thing as the 'Roots' family.
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January 26, 1997 | Susan King, Susan King is a Times staff writer
LeVar Burton Role: Kunta Kinte MEMORIES: "I was the first one there [on location] in Savannah. Everyone came in after I arrived, and the buzz among the actors was, 'This is material that we do not often see.' These were all veterans in the industry and really venerable actors in my eyes, and they all had a special feeling in their voices when talking about the script. "There's such a thing as the 'Roots' family.
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October 9, 1987 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
A sensitive adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's short story "The Fig Tree" marks the fourth-season premiere of "Wonderworks" Saturday on PBS (airing at 7 p.m. on Channel 50, 8 p.m. on Channels 28 and 15). Performed by a first-rate cast, Porter's child's-eye view of death takes a young girl out of her shadowy world of repressed grief into sunlight and survival. A Texas family of 1903 has been crippled several years before by the loss of the mother in childbirth.
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March 17, 1989 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"The Women of Brewster Place" is a case of the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. A mostly outstanding cast and some fine individual scenes provide ABC's two-part drama (9 p.m. Sunday and Monday on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) with lots of exquisite edging and ample incentive for tuning in. There is just as much incentive for tuning out, however, for here is a story, based on a novel by Gloria Naylor, that has no center and is at times hard to follow.
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November 1, 1985 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Sho nuff! Parts of ABC's bloated 12-hour "North and South" (starting at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) are as bad as television gets. That includes the opening scenes. It's 1842. Orry Main (Patrick Swayze), 18-year-old son of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, is leaving home to attend West Point. Riding off, he soon encounters a runaway coach, which crashes, throwing the driver to the ground in a heap.
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January 27, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
Brewster Place is very much like the neighborhood I grew up in in the Bronx. --Actor Leon Robinson I lived on a street just like this on the South Side of Chicago in 1965. --Producer/casting director, Reuben Cannon I know all these women. --Oprah Winfrey Washing hangs on lines suspended between the tenement windows on Brewster Place. Across the way is a row of dilapidated shops--a deli, a Laundromat, a bakery, a pawnbroker.
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