LeVar Burton on Revisiting History's Painful Past in Roots

The Middle Passage was the hellish 4,000-mile journey slaves were forced to endure across the Atlantic and a nightmare actor LeVar Burton had to portray on film as Kunta Kinte in the legendary miniseries Roots. Watch as he explains how he believes the ancestors helped protect him during the difficult shoot.

The complete Roots miniseries is now available on DVD in stores and online.