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Poll: Throwback: 20th Century Television Mini-Series

Television mini-series or serials once were special events, that would occur maybe once a year. These mini-series were ratings powerhouses for networks and would be water cooler fodder for an entire month. Such times seems like a distant memory, when there were 3 channels to watch, a trusty pair of rabbit ears to pull in the signal and you actually had to watch a show the night it aired.

Which 20th century television mini-series* or serial do you remember most fondly as being something special?

* alternate versions or continuations provided in notes for voting and informational purposes

Discuss the topic here.

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    Roots (1977)

    Continuation: Roots: The Next Generations (1979) and 21st Century Alternate Version: Roots (2016)
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    The Civil War (1990)

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    Pride and Prejudice (1995)

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    Cosmos (1980)

    21st Century Alternate Version: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)
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    It (1990)

    21st Century Alternate Version: It (2017)
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    Sybil (1976)

    21st Century Alternate Version: Sybil (2007)
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    Anne of Green Gables (1985)

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    The Stand (1994)

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    Das Boot (1985)

    Alternate Version: Das Boot (1981) and 21st Century Continuation Version: Das Boot (2018)
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    Lonesome Dove (1989)

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    House of Cards (1990)

    21st Century Alternate Version: House of Cards (2013)
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    From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

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    The World at War (1973)

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    Merlin (1998)

    21st Century Alternate Version: Merlin (2008)
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    Storm of the Century (1999)

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    V (1983)

    Continuation: V (1984) and 21st Century Alternate Version: V (2009)
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    Shogun (1980)

    Alternate Version: Shogun (1980)
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    North and South (1985)

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    The Thorn Birds (1983)

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    Wives and Daughters (1999)

    Alternate Version: Wives and Daughters (1971)
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    I, Claudius (1976)

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    Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

    Alternate Version: Jesus of Nazareth (1956)
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    Anne of Avonlea (1987)

    Alternate Version: Anne of Avonlea (1975)
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    Scenes from a Marriage (1973)

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    The Beatles Anthology (1995)

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    Brideshead Revisited (1981)

    21st Century Alternate Version: Brideshead Revisited (2008)
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

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    The Winds of War (1983)

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    The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)

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    Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)

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    Dekalog (1989)

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    The 10th Kingdom (2000)

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    Dune (2000)

    21st Century Continuations: Children of Dune (2003)
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    Riget (1994)