Marvin Chomsky: Emmy Award-Winning Director Renowned for His Work on Historical Dramas “Roots” and “Holocaust”

From a New York Times obit by Richard Sandomir headlined “Marvin Chomsky, Director of ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust,’ Dies at 92”:

Marvin Chomsky, an Emmy Award-winning director renowned for his work on historical dramas, including the blockbuster mini-series “Roots” and “Holocaust,” died in Santa Monica, Calif….

Mr. Chomsky had been directing episodic television for many years when he was hired as one of the four directors of “Roots,” the groundbreaking 12-hour series based on Alex Haley’s book tracing his family’s origins from an African village to enslavement in the United States. Shown on eight consecutive nights in January 1977, it drew spectacular ratings and won nine Emmys.