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A Transcendent Moment in Roots

Clip: Season 3 Episode 4 | 4m 11s

"Roots" co-stars Louis Gossett Jr. and LeVar Burton describe a special scene they shared and all that it implied. Gossett Jr., who played the character Fiddler, spontaneously added a line of his own when comforting the young Kunta Kinte, played by Burton. "Roots" author Alex Haley, who was also on the set, let the line remain.

Aired: 02/05/13

Rating: NR

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