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213: LeVar Burton | Storytelling the Enemies of Education Off

213: LeVar Burton | Storytelling the Enemies of Education Off

Update: 2019-06-186
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LeVar Burton (@levarburton) is an award-winning actor famous for iconic roles from Kunta Kinte in Roots to Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the host of long-running PBS series Reading Rainbow and the LeVar Burton Reads podcast.


What We Discuss with LeVar Burton:



  • How LeVar went from pursuing a vocation in the priesthood to acting in a miniseries that changed the national dialogue about slavery forever.

  • What LeVar's Roots experience taught him about the power of television for education and engagement and how it paved the way for his involvement with Reading Rainbow.

  • The questions LeVar asks parents who want their kids to read more.

  • What it was like to act in Star Trek with the most expressive parts of his face covered and a head full of technobabble vocabulary.

  • How LeVar avoided melting down in spite of international attention from an early age and what he's done to stay relevant over 40 years in show business.

  • And much more...


Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/213


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Sarah M

Easily of my favourite actors of all time. Thank you Levar and Jordan for this excellent interview.

Jul 19th
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Jordan Harbinger

Sarah M You’re welcome Sarah!

Jul 21st
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213: LeVar Burton | Storytelling the Enemies of Education Off

213: LeVar Burton | Storytelling the Enemies of Education Off

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