David Wolper, producer of 'Roots,' has died

David L. Wolper, producer of the landmark 1977 television series "Roots," arrives for a 25th anniversary celebration of the broadcast at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002. Wolper's spokesman, Dale Olson, said Wolper died in his Beverly Hills home on the evening of August 10, 2010 of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

August 11, 2010 11:23:21 AM PDT
David L. Wolper, whose 1977 miniseries Roots - a generational saga of an American family - became a landmark in television history, has died. He was 82.

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