Warner claims on the box that the new dvd of Roots was taken "from the original elements." I have received a copy of a 1978 book co-authored by producer David Wolper which states that Roots aired on eight nights, some nights one hour and others two. On the dvd, some of those two hours are not presented in the way they were in 1977 (with the last hour presented on the following dvd.) This affects end credits and the such. Now if Warner could only get a hold of the re-broadcast prints from 1978, then there is nothing to be done about it. But I for one would like to know if these are indeed from the originals as stated on the box. Roots is such a historical program, I would like to see one day the broadcast as close to the original (without commercials) as possible.