LeVar Burton on Pursuing the Priesthood Before Acting

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 trajectory, and landed on acting. Two years later, as an undergraduate […]

How Levar Burton is carrying on the ‘Reading Rainbow’ legacy in the smartphone era, and moving beyond it

Press Levar Burton, of “Roots” and “Reading Rainbow” fame, remains a champion of children’s literacy. He has a new startup and podcast, both of which are dedicated to carrying on the torch for literacy in a new age of technology.   Known for his acting roles on “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Levar […]

Levar Burton is reading to you again on his new podcast

In a world where everyone has a podcast (or two — you’ve subscribed to ours, right?), this new one is interesting. Levar Burton is joining the game with a new weekly storytelling podcast that should take millennials right back to their Reading Rainbow childhoods. Levar Burton Reads will be available for free on all platforms […]