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LeVar Burton raises money for 'Reading Rainbow' initiative

Fox News - 29 May 2014
LeVar taught me to read," is among the typical messages, he said. A tablet version of "Reading Rainbow" was released in 2012 and became a top-selling education app. It provides access to hundreds of books and Burton's videotaped "field trips" to ...
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LeVar Burton on Pursuing the Priesthood Before Acting

The Atlantic - 07 Nov 2018
At the age of 17, LeVar Burton was on a path to the priesthood, having entered seminary three years earlier. But Burton began questioning the Catholic point of view, and he did not receive satisfying answers from his elders. He decided to change his ...
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LeVar Burton Has a Message for Nonreaders Like Donald Trump

VICE - 26 Oct 2018
“Sharing an enthusiasm has been my soul and core intent,” LeVar “Kunta Kinte” Burton, reveals in a phone call. “The actual outcome of that has been generations of people that hold me in high regard, it was never, not even slightly the expressed goal.” ...
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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Nov. 14

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 14 Nov 2018
LeVar Burton, the actor most well know for roles in “Roots” and “Star Trek”, is also known as the “world's greatest storyteller.” His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, featuring short-fiction handpicked and read by Burton, has run for three seasons. Burton ...
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LeVar Burton on the value of stories and storytelling

CBC.ca - 02 Nov 2018
When it comes to storytelling, one person reigns supreme: LeVar Burton. For years, Burton helped parents raise their children by sharing stories as the host of Reading Rainbow. The show encouraged a whole generation of young people to get out to the ...
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When it comes to storytelling, LeVar Burton is over the rainbow

The Globe and Mail - 30 Oct 2018
“Let's take a deep breath” is how LeVar Burton begins LeVar Burton Reads, a popular podcast dedicated to short stories. Burton, known from Star Trek: The Next Generation, the landmark miniseries Roots and the PBS children's series Reading Rainbow, ...
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Star Trek's beloved Geordi headlining Hal-Con

TheChronicleHerald.ca - 24 Oct 2018
Most fans meeting LeVar Burton this week at the Hal-Con sci-fi convention will know him from flights of fancy in Star Trek: The Next Generation, but it's his deeply rooted passion for the printed word that's kept him grounded. LeVar Burton Reads is a ...
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The best weekend events in Toronto: November 2-4

NOW Magazine - 01 Nov 2018
Hot Docs Podcast Festival. The annual podcast event returns to Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema this weekend with a venerable icon of sci-fi and children's TV: Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, Reading Rainbow host and literacy activist LeVar Burton.
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Local writer tapped by 'Star Trek' alum for live reading

Denton Record Chronicle - 08 Nov 2018
So when she got an email from Mr. Reading Rainbow himself — actor and literacy advocate LeVar Burton — she said she was immediately surprised. Burton, who is touring the U.S. this fall to read local stories live for his podcast LeVar Burton Reads ...
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When Losing Your Job Is a Blessing

The Atlantic - 17 Nov 2018
Read: LeVar Burton on pursuing the priesthood before acting. Fadulu: What would you say is the best piece of advice you've received from a mentor or a colleague? Chen: For me, personally, it was that you can't just put your head down and work hard and ...
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"Me Too' founder to speak at UCCS

KKTV 11 News - 15 Nov 2018
The UCCS Significant Speaker is sponsored by the Department of Student Life and the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Previous speakers have included Diane Guerrero, Gabby Douglas, LeVar Burton, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Bennet Omalu, ...
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Washingtonian Today: A City Coming Apart at the SCREAMS

Washingtonian - 31 Oct 2018
BOOKS: Reading Rainbow fans have probably already discovered LeVar Burton's podcast, “LeVar Burton Reads,” where the Star Trek actor reads short fiction. Hear him read in person at the Lincoln Theatre's “LeVar Burton Reads Live!” show, which will ...
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Netflix Docuseries 'Explained' Greenlit For Season 2

Deadline - 14 Nov 2018
The first season included narration from Christian Slater, Rachel Bloom, Levar Burton, Aasif Mandvi, Rachel McAdams, Maria Bello, Kevin Smith, Jerry Springer, and Samira Wiley. Season 1 of Explained is currently streaming on Netflix. Subscribe to ...
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Explained: Netflix greenlights season 2 of topical docu-series

Show Snob - 17 Nov 2018
Each Explained episode ranges in length from 14–20 minutes, featuring celebrity narrators like Christian Slater, Nick Kroll, Rachel Bloom, Jerry Springer, Aasif Mandvi, Rachel McAdams, Kevin Smith, and LeVar Burton. Of course, there are conflicting ...

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