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I Was Blessed By LeVar Burton

Remember when, a few months ago, LeVar Burton — best known as an actor for his roles in “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the iconic PBS children’s show, “Reading Rainbow”? The goal was to raise $1 million over the course of 30 days, but the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

“Reading Rainbow” Host LeVar Burton Reads Go The Fuck To Sleep For Charity

As if we didn’t love LeVar Burton enough already.

The “Reading Rainbow” host, who’s quite possibly the greatest storyteller of our generation, read Adam Mansbach’s children’s book, Go The Fuck To Sleep, for a crowd of adults during Rooster Teeth’s 24 Hour Extra Life stream. During the stream, more than $240,000 was raised…

Katie Oldenburg / October 27, 2014

LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Donations

It’s been only one day since LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funds to reboot iconic children’s show “Reading Rainbow” and he’s already hit over $2 million, twice his original goal. In the video above, watch LeVar — aka Geordi LaForge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — tearfully react to hitting $1 million:
“I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2014

Take A Look, It’s In A Book: A Reading Rainbow Remix

If you loved the Mister Rogers remix, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest offering from those clever auto-tuners at PBS Digital Studios: Reading Rainbow Remixed. LeVar Burton’s soothing voice is ready to coax you back into the magical world of reading, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Just push…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2012

Levar Burton Discusses His “Star Trek” Sexuality

“Yeah, one [romance] was with an entity that was actually a monster. And the other was with a holographic representation of the woman who designed the Enterprise engines. Neither of which I would necessarily call a healthy relationship. I just wish [the writers] had allowed that part of Geordi to evolve… Because there were a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2012