John Amos on Ancestors and Roots

One day while on the set of “Roots,” actor John Amos  felt “taken by the spirit” of his ancestors.  Amos played the adult Kunta Kinte in the ground-breaking miniseries about the African-American experience of slavery.  “Roots” is featured in the Pioneers of Television: Miniseries episode, premiering Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 8 p.m. on PBS.