Joseph M. Wilcots experiences the impact of 'Roots'
He was in his car, he said in a 2007 interview with the Archive of American Television, when he first realized the impact "Roots" would have on millions of Americans.
"I was racing home to see the first night's show, and I stopped at the stoplight and another guy stopped at the stoplight," Wilcots recalled. "I looked over at him, and he looked at me, and he said, "Roots'?" And I said, 'Yeah', and we both took off."
You can find Wilcots' obiturary here.
Photo: "Roots" star LeVar Burton said of Wilcots' work: "What stands out immediately is that the look and feel of 'Roots' holds up today, in 2010; it does not feel dated at all. Credit: Los Angeles Times