1977 and Today

The changes made from 1977 to today.

Apple II Computer - Roots premiered in 1977. That same year, Apple was founded and released it first computer, the Apple II.(Photo: Apple via Wikicommons)

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Apple II Computer - Roots premiered in 1977. That same year, Apple was founded and released it first computer, the Apple II.(Photo: Apple via Wikicommons)

The iPhone 5 - In 2012, Apple released the iPhone 5, selling almost 27 million units. (Photo: Apple)

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The iPhone 5 - In 2012, Apple released the iPhone 5, selling almost 27 million units. (Photo: Apple)

Atari 2600 - In 1977, the Atari 2600 was released, making it the first video game console. (Photo: Atari)

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Atari 2600 - In 1977, the Atari 2600 was released, making it the first video game console. (Photo: Atari)

Video Game Consoles Without a Bundle - Dovi says that video game counsels packaged with premium accessories and two or three games can be discounted 30 to 40 percent off their retail prices. (Photo: Best Buy)

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XBox 360 - Today, the XBox 360 you can play video games such as Halo 4 and NBA 2K13. (Photo: Microsoft)

Steve Biko - In 1977, anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko was murdered by police in South Africa. (Photo: Mark Peters/Getty Images)

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Steve Biko - In 1977, anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko was murdered by police in South Africa. (Photo: Mark Peters/Getty Images)

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Nelson Mandela - Today, Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and international icon, has been hospitalized for a lung infection.(Photo: AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

James Earl Ray's Checkered Past  - The report was accompanied with a background on King's assassin, James Earl Ray, who was discharged from the Army for drunkenness and breaking arrest in 1948. He lived as a career criminal bouncing in and out of jail on various robbery convictions. In April 1967, he escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary and lived on the lam before traveling to Memphis in April 1968. (Photo: Federal Bureau of Prisons via Wikicommons)

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James Earl Ray - In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted killer of Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from prison only to be caught three days later. (Photo: Federal Bureau of Prisons via Wikicommons)

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The Martin Luther King Memorial - In 2012, the Martin Luther King Memorial was opened in Washington, D.C. (Photo: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Music Stars Who Should Be in the Next Star Wars - Stars Wars back. On Tuesday (Oct. 30), Disney announced that it had purchased Lucasfilms, the company of legendary Star Wars director George Lucas, and that it would be making three more Star Wars films. A lot of diehards are worried that Disney will further tarnish the franchise, but we have a great suggestion for Mickey Mouse and friends to keep things on track?hire rappers instead of actors. Some rappers make great actors (see DMX, Will Smith), and the ones that don't fail in hilarious fashion (Nas). Either way, we'll be entertained, hip hop fans will be sure to turn out, and Stars Wars will get a lot of publicity. We even took the liberty of mapping it all out. Click on to check out BET.com's take on a hip-hop-heavy Star Wars.  (Photo: Lucas Film)

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Star Wars - In 1977, the George Lucas' Star Wars was released, eventually earning $220 million at the box office. (Photo: Lucas Film)

The Avengers (2012) - Starring as Nick Fury in the Iron Man franchise, Jackson will reprise his role as the commander of S.H.I.E.L.D in this blockbuster, bringing together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from the evil Loki and his army.(Photo: Courtesy Marvel Studios)

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The Avengers - In 2012, the years's top grossing movie, The Avengers, earned over $1.5 billion. (Photo: Marvel Comics)

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The New York Blackout of 1977 - In 1977, the largest power outage in the history of the U.S. led to millions being without power and looting in New York City. (Photo:  Bryan Alpert/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The New York Blackout of 1977 - In 1977, the largest power outage in the history of the U.S. led to millions being without power and looting in New York City. (Photo:  Bryan Alpert/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Hurricane Sandy - In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left millions of Americans without power and many without shelter. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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Hurricane Sandy - In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left millions of Americans without power and many without shelter. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Jimmy Carter - In 1977, Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as the 39th president of the United States of America. (Photo: Brian Alpert/Keystone/Getty Images)

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Jimmy Carter - In 1977, Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as the 39th president of the United States of America. (Photo: Brian Alpert/Keystone/Getty Images)

Obama Rising - Since winning a second term in November, Obama's job approval ratings have been on a high. In a new Associated Press/GfK poll published Dec. 7, his approval rating is at 57 percent, the highest since the killing of Osama bin Laden, and 47 percent of Americans say the country is on the right track.    (Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Barack Obama - In 2012, Barack Obama was reelected as the 44th president of the United States of America.(Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Richard Pryor  - In 1977, comedian of the moment Richard Pryor was given his own variety show, The Richard Pryor Show. (Photo: Commercial Appeal/Leonard Atkins /Landov)

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Richard Pryor - In 1977, comedian of the moment Richard Pryor was given his own variety show, The Richard Pryor Show. (Photo: Commercial Appeal/Leonard Atkins /Landov)

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Kevin Hart - The little man returns! The wildly hilarious host of BET Awards 2011 and upcoming star of the BET series Real Husbands of Hollywood (which was inspired by a skit from the same awards) swings by to relive the magic.(Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

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Kevin Hart - In 2012, comedian of the moment Kevin Hart started filming his own mock-reality show, Real Husbands Of Hollywood.  (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup)

Chevy Nova - In 1977, the average price of a car was $6,000.(Photo: Chevrolet / GM)

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Chevy Nova - In 1977, the average price of a car was $6,000.(Photo: Chevrolet / GM)

Chrysley 300M - In 2012, the average price of a car is $30,000. (Photo: Chrysler)

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Chrysley 300M - In 2012, the average price of a car is $30,000. (Photo: Chrysler)