"...Classic kids' educational TV show Reading Rainbow is back – but it's on a smaller screen. Actor and education activist LeVar Burton hosted the PBS show for 23 years, until was taken off the air in 2009..."
"...Last year's inaugural SXSWedu conference was a low-key, mostly in-state affair. Looks like SXSWedu 2012 is swinging for the bleachers, with the announcement that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins child literacy icon LeVar Burton on this year's list of keynote speakers...."
"...Though co-host Jeff B. Davis was not in attendance, the role of “comptroller” was left in the capable hands of special guest LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow and Star Trek fame..."
"...The idea that education can be fun and engaging is scarcely revolutionary. As producer and host of Reading Rainbow, actor and keynote speaker LeVar Burton spent years using the PBS show to spread what he called "stealth learning": His new challenge is to make the experience more contemporary..."
"...He'll probably be able to exchange crowdfunding wisdom with returning 2012 keynote LeVar Burton, who will give an update on his massively successful relaunch of Reading Rainbow as an online educational platform...."
"...Her name has been on top of every high stakes testing and "education reform" opponents wishlist for SXSW since day one. The conference was picketed by educators in 2012 for having pro-testing figureheads like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Marjorie Scardino, CEO of education publishing behemoth Pearson, with only the presence of reading advocate Levar Burton to present the teachers' side of things..."
"...This year, the keynote speaker list is decidedly national, featuring major figures like Marjorie Scardino, the CEO of education publishing giant Pearson, and actor/education activist LeVar Burton, and international registration is up. Reed admitted being a little surprised by how quickly this newest component of SXSW expanded, but he called it "a reminder of the power of brand..."
"...We'll have to wait until December 13 for the holiday season to adopt a more traditional and familiar form. That weekend's three big releases include Tim Burton's spoof Mars Attacks!, the Tom Cruise vehicle Jerry Maguire, and The Preacher's Wife, an angelic romance starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston...."
"...Directed by: Jonathan Frakes. Starring: Patrick Stewart, Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates Mcfadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard and James Cromwell..."
"...FOREPLAY:READING RAINBOW It's either a LeVar Burton tribute or night of Your Mom jokes. You can't lose..."
"...Foreplay: Reading Rainbow This is either a night of LeVar Burton tributes or Your Mom jokes. You can't lose..."
"...One wonders when the crew at Rooster Teeth sleeps. Not only did the gaming culture and cult Web series creators raise $442,389 for the Extra Life charity this weekend (with a little help from a foul-mouthed LeVar Burton), but also managed to drop two more newsworthy items today...."
"...ZB: The high-profile celebrity ones have specific audiences, whether it be Amanda Palmer or now LeVar Burton, who's breaking all records. He's a very good man, I know him personally, and he has a cameo in the film..."
"...with Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden..."
"...Of course, no re-union would be complete without the distinctive dome of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, better known as the inimitable Patrick Stewart – who, prior to telling everyone to make it so, was a stalwart of the British stage. LeVar Burton (Lt..."
"...– SXSWedu keynote speaker LeVar Burton on the impact of literature on his life..."
"...Honestly, this is not a good week, and even the sudden announcement of Geordie LaForge himself, SXSWedu keynote speaker LeVar Burton, as a guest judge can redeem it. Sue's bat-girl looks like a first season Star Trek: The Next Generation sculpt (and I say that as a die-hard Deep Space Nine fan) while Beki creates some kind of drippy space dominatrix..."
"...As for the celebrity judges, last season we had industry icons like Greg Nicotero: This time we'll get LeVar Burton, Catherine O'Hara Vivica Fox and Asher Roth. Wait, what? Yup, looks like he's judging tonight's body painting challenge, so tune in at 9pm Central to see what Roth has to say..."
"...This is how they're describing it: "Teleportal is what might happen if LeVar Burton hijacked the Enterprise's holodeck and brought it to Reading Rainbow for a grownup afterparty." Shit, we're not gonna try to trump that: It's not only funny, it's pretty damned accurate. Listen ~..."
"...Directed by: Stuart Baird. Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman and Dina Meyer..."