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Burton NoH8 Rainbow

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has submitted another photo to the NoH8 campaign.

NoH8 is a campaign to raise awareness and to raise funds for gay rights causes, which includes the campaign to end California’s Proposition 8, a ban against gay marriage.

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Burton Joins AIDS Research Alliance

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has joined the AIDS Research Alliance Board of Directors.

Burton will “play a key role in shaping AIDS Research Alliance’s programming and fundraising.”

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Burton On Transporter Room 3

Monday, August 6th, 2012

A new Transporter Room 3 podcast features Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton.

Burton joined Transporter Room 3‘s Scott Collura and Phil Pirrello to talk Star Trek.

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Burton Visits White House

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton visitied the White House Briefing Room yesterday.

The actor was there to interview Press Secretary Jay Carney for a segment to be used on a Reading Rainbow app.

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Burton: Unexplored Aspects Of La Forge

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton spoke about his time on The Next Generation, revealing that there was one aspect of the character that he wished had been explored more.

Star Trek: The Next Generation is in the process of coming to Blu-ray, and Burton has been able to see the first season episodes. The actor is impressed with the remastering of the series thus far. The picture looks “amazing,” he said. “They have redone all the visual effects, and it’s spectacular.”

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Burton In Minor Car Accident

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton‘s car was rear-ended this weekend.

It’s bad enough to get pulled over by a cop, but it’s worse when an accident is caused as a result of that minor traffic stop.

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The Next Generation Cast Calgary Expo Reunion

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Last weekend, fans attending the Calgary Expo in Calgary, Canada were able to see the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plus surprise guest John de Lancie.

Over fifty thousand fans attended the weekend event, with the highlight of the convention being the TNG:EXPOsed event which took place Saturday evening.

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Burton: Fans Still Love The Next Generation

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Even though the Star Trek franchise has gone through a bit of franchise fatigue, Star Trek: The Next Generation has left the fans hungry for more, according to LeVar Burton.

Burton credits more than just the storytelling for the reason why The Next Generation and its original series predecessor were so popular and remain so today. “[On the other shows] you didn’t tune in for the people,” he said. “You tuned in for the stories and the storytelling. But on the original series and Next Generation, you tuned in for the storytelling and you tuned in because you really cared about the characters.”

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Burton To Guest Judge On Syfy Show

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton will be a guest judge on Syfy’s Face Off.

On Face Off, special effects make-up artists compete to collect $100,000.

Burton will guest judge the episode airing February 22, when the artists will “design aliens based on the work of series judge Patrick Tatopoulos.”

Face Off has been renewed for a ten-episode third season.

Burton: Reading Rainbow App

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Reading Rainbow may have fallen victim to a lack of money and a change in attitude regarding educational television programming, but former host LeVar Burton had found a way to bring it back for a new generation.

Burton believes that today’s children are in need of encouragement when it comes to reading. “There is a brand new generation of kids who could definitely use the kind of spark and inspiration Reading Rainbow provided where actually becoming a reader is concerned,” he said. “As far as I can tell, reading will never go out of style, and neither will good old fashioned storytelling.”

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Burton: Twitter Readers To The Rescue

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

When LeVar Burton couldn’t get a Twitter cybersquatter to release the Reading Rainbow name, he marshaled his Twitter followers to help him get the deed done.

Burton wanted to register the @readingrainbow handle at Twitter, but he found out that the name was already taken.

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TNG Cast To Reunite At Calgary

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Fans attending the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Canada, this spring will be able to see nine castmembers from Star Trek: The Next Generation in the same place.

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will be held from April 27-29 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Burton To Receive Award

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton is to be honored by Tufts University with an award on February 3.

The award to be bestowed upon Burton is the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media.

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A New Generation of Reading Rainbow To Debut

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has announced the launch of “RRKidz, a breakthrough reading, discovery and exploration platform that motivates today’s kids to experience literature via the digital devices they love.”

Burton was the producer and the host of PBS’s award-winning Reading Rainbow, which ran from 1983 until 2006.

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Trek Actors On Shatner’s Raw Nerve Tonight

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Star Trek fans take note; William Shatner will be interviewing two Star Trek actors tonight on Shatner’s Raw Nerve.

Trek fans are in for a double treat, as the original series’ Walter Koenig and Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton will be the guests appearing on Shatner’s Raw Nerve tonight.

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