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LeVar Burton Brings 'Reading Rainbow' to the Smaller Small Screen
On the app, the digital divide, and the future of hardcovers
News Story  July 27, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

The Secretary and the Reading Rainbow
SXSWedu puts Arne Duncan and LeVar Burton top of the class
DAILY SXSW  January 11, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Harmontown, Pop. 1337
Harmonverse highlights from Friday's live podcast taping
DAILY Screens  October 26, 2014, by Fernie Martinez
"...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..."

Education: 'It's Time To Be Innovative'
Something everyone can agree on: digital classrooms
News Story  March 16, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

SXSWedu Announces 2015 Speakers
Crowdfunding and school finance to dominate as LeVar Burton returns
DAILY News  October 14, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

SXSWedu: Diane Ravitch Will Take the Stage
Leading testing critic joins Teach for America, NCLB architects
DAILY News  November 20, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

SXSWedu Spreads Its Wings
Time to hit the books on broader education topics
News Story  March 2, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Ring in the HollyDaze
Holiday Movie Previews
Screens Story  November 29, 1996, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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...."

Star Trek: First Contact
Directed by the Enterprise's executive officer “Number One,” First Contact is what you might expect from Commander Will Riker (Frakes): action, action, chat, action. Not in itself a bad thing...
Film Review  November 22, 1996, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Jonathan Frakes. Starring: Patrick Stewart, Frakes, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates Mcfadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard and James Cromwell..."

Rooster Teeth Wants to Give a Million to Charity
24-hour streaming show to raise money for Dell Children's Hospital
DAILY Screens  November 11, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...JP: Three years ago, Mister LeVar Burton came on our stream. He's amazing, he's the closest person I've ever met to a saint..."

Gay Place: Confidential
Welcome to queer heaven, SXSWers
Columns  March 12, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...FOREPLAY:READING RAINBOW It's either a LeVar Burton tribute or night of Your Mom jokes. You can't lose..."

Gay Place: Ignorance of Your Culture
Ignorance of your culture is not now or ever considered to be cool
Columns  March 5, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Foreplay: Reading Rainbow This is either a night of LeVar Burton tributes or Your Mom jokes. You can't lose..."

Rooster Teeth Keeping Busy
Teams up with Team Chaos and Toy Joy for more fun
DAILY Screens  October 27, 2014, by James Renovitch
"...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...."

From 'Garden State' to the Final Moments
Zach Braff on death, Kickstarter, and 'Wish I Was Here'
DAILY Screens  July 24, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Austin Comic Con 2012
October 26-28, 2012. 37 Photos
PHOTO GALLERY  October 29, 2012
"...The Three Stooges of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation': Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes yuk it up at Wizard World Austin Comic Con.Austin Comic ConOctober 26-28, 2012..."

Leaping Wizards
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' reunited cast, CM Punk, and 'Walking Dead' fresh kills gather at Wizard World Austin Comic Con
Screens Story  October 26, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...with Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden..."

Wizard World Boldly Goes
'Star Trek: TNG' cast set for Austin reunion
DAILY Screens  June 15, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Quote of the Week
News Column  March 9, 2012
"...– SXSWedu keynote speaker LeVar Burton on the impact of literature on his life..."

Face Off Recap: Loving the Alien
Two boldly go straight off the show
DAILY Screens  February 29, 2012
"...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..."

Face Off Recap: Boys, Girls and the Drowned Man
Catch up on Austin's Matt Valentine on the SyFy show
DAILY Screens  January 25, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

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