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When Alex Haley‘s remake of the Roots debuted on television in 1977, it sent a shockwave through America. Never before in the history of American television had people seen that story portrayed in that way before. It also made history by being the most watched miniseries in the history of television- and it still holds that record today.

With that in mind, Ed Lover & Monie Love ask Will Packer, producer of the new reboot of Roots, why he would want to remake a series whose original had been watched in such historic and unprecedented numbers? Will Packer explains his motivation for recreating something that many may regard as irreplicable. Check out the video above to hear his response on the Ed Lover Show.

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