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LeVar Burton

Birth Name: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.

Birth Place: Landstuhl, West Germany

Birthday: February 16, 1957, Aquarius

Profession: Actor, TV host, Producer, Director

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LeVar Burton Will Co-Executive-Produce the Roots Reboot

Roots is getting back to its, uh, roots, by naming original cast member LeVar Burton as a co-executive producer for the new televised miniseries, according to TVLine. The new version of Roots will take more material from Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots… Read more

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LeVar Burton: Rachel Dolezal Does Not Get a Pass!
00:57 — Our photog caught up with LeVar Burton and asked him what his thoughts were on the whole Rachel Dolezal scandal? LeVar doesn’t hold back and even brin (more…)
LeVar Burton: The Most Inappropriate Children’s Books
01:06 — LeVar Burton and “Reading Rainbow” have broken crowdfunding efforts, and we ask the reading expert what books you DON’T want your kids to read.
‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter at $4.6M!
01:19 — LeVar Burton’s quest to get kids reading has reached the digital age, with the new “Reading Rainbow” app! The Kickstarter that asked for only $1 milli (more…)
Why the Time Is Right for a New 'Roots'
10:06 — Original 'Roots' star Levar Burton joins to discuss the reboot of the classic groundbreaking drama, which chronicles several generations of an African (more…)

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Tue Aug 30 5:00am
Star Trek: The Next GenerationSub Rosa(Season 7, Episode 14) BBC

After Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) attends her grandmother's funeral, strange happenings lead her to believe she's inherited the family ghost (Duncan Regehr). Maturin: Michael Keenan. Riker: Jonathan Frakes (who also directed). Picard: Patrick Stewart.

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Tue Aug 30 6:00am
Star Trek: The Next GenerationLower Decks(Season 7, Episode 15) BBC

Four junior officers find themselves tested beyond their expectations when a secret mission takes the place of their promotion evaluation. Lavelle: Dan Gauthier. Ben: Bruce Beatty. Ogawa: Patti Yasutake. Joret: Don Reilly. Picard: Patrick Stewart.

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Tue Aug 30 7:00am
Star Trek: The Next GenerationThine Own Self(Season 7, Episode 16) BBC

Data (Brent Spiner) finds himself stranded on a planet with a preindustrial society---with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Meanwhile, Troi takes the Bridge Officer's test. Talur: Ronnie Claire Edwards. Gia: Kimberly Cullum. Kura: Michael G. Hag (more…)

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Robin Williams
Top Videos: The Best of Robin Williams’ Standup

This week, the world mourned the loss of comedic genius Robin Williams, who committed suicide on Mon…

Seth McFarlane
Seth MacFarlane Promises to Match Reading Rainbow Donations

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter just got a little bit brighter, thanks to Seth MacFarlane.

Levar Burton
LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Reading Rainbow

LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make Reading Rainbow a web series. "Ever since R…

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion to Guest-Star on Community

Pop-POP! Nathan Fillion will guest-star on Community's upcoming fifth season, Deadlinereports.

Giancarlo Esposito
Community Recap: Giancarlo Esposito Makes Pierce Likeable

Nothing says Halloween more than Valentine's Day and daddy issues, right? Well, maybe not, but Commu…

LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton Bringing Back Reading Rainbow — With an App

LeVar Burton is resurrecting Reading Rainbow for yet another generation — by releasing an app. Burto…

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  • Birth Name: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.
  • Birth Place: Landstuhl, West Germany
  • Birthday: February 16, 1957, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor, TV host, Producer, Director

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