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Reading Rainbow to Publish LeVar Burton's First Picture Book - Posted September 3, 2014
Actor and literacy advocate LeVar Burton has collaborated with writer Susan Schaefer Bernardo and artist Courtenay Fletcher on his first picture book. Burton (pictured, via) has been recently named ... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton Wins the Geek of the Year Award - Posted September 2, 2014
LeVar Burton has won in the "Geek of the Year" category at the 2nd annual Geekie Awards. He received a special limited edition Gibson guitar as his prize. The video embedded above features Burton singing ... [GalleyCat]

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Raises $6 Million Thanks to 'Viewers Like You' (and Seth MacFarlane) - Posted July 2, 2014
When we first told you about LeVar Burton's Kickstarter campaign to resurrect Reading Rainbow in a web-based format aimed at giving classrooms and kids everywhere access to an unlimited library, the fundraising goal was to reach $1 million by the second of July. Only a few days into the campaign, on... [PRNewser]

Reading Rainbow Team Raises $5M+ on Kickstarter - Posted July 2, 2014
LeVar Burton (pictured, via) and his collaborators have raised $5 million in 35 days. In addition to crowdfunded money, ... [GalleyCat]

Weekend Show Preview - 6.22.14 - Posted June 20, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation" : Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); CBS's Mike ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Prometheus Buys Mediabistro | FNC Books Clinton | Fox's Reilly to Step Down - Posted May 30, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Prometheus Buys Mediabistro | FNC Books Clinton | Fox's Reilly to Step Down - Posted May 30, 2014
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Reading Rainbow Team Raises $1.4M on Kickstarter For a Digital Library - Posted May 29, 2014
LeVar Burton and the Reading Rainbow team have raised more than $1.4 million on Kickstarter in one day. With these funds, ... [GalleyCat]

Reading Rainbow Team Raises $1.4M on Kickstarter For a Digital Library - Posted May 29, 2014
LeVar Burton and the Reading Rainbow team have raised more than $1.4 million on Kickstarter in one day. With these funds, ... [AllTwitter]

3 Million Books Read on Reading Rainbow App - Posted September 24, 2013
Kids have read more than three million books using the Reading Rainbow app. AppNewser ... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton Reveals His Favorite Children's Books - Posted June 18, 2013
During a HuffPost Live interview, LeVar Burton revealed that his favorite children's books are Mary Hoffman's Amazing Grace and Derek Munson's Enemy Pie. Watch an excerpt from the ... [GalleyCat]

Should LeVar Burton Host Jeopardy? - Posted March 28, 2013
My dream job...! The new host of #Jeapardy #bydhttmwfi #notevenkidding -- LeVar Burton (@levarburton) March 27, 2013   Reading Rainbow host, actor and book app creator LeVar Burton... [GalleyCat]

Reading Rainbow Auto-Tuned: 'A Book Lets You Zoom Through Time & Space' - Posted December 4, 2012
In the video embedded above, Reader Rainbow host LeVar Burton shares the message that introduced an entire generation of readers to books on PBS: "a book lets you zoom through time and space. Symphony of Science sound artist John D. Boswell created the short and inspiring video, turning classic Reading Rainbow footage... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton: 'Kids Deserve More & They Will Use What We Give Them' - Posted September 10, 2012
Many parents worry about how their kids use digital devices. Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton offered some simple advice for making sure our kids get the most out of this new technology. Here's an excerpt from the video interview (embedded above): These devices are not going to go away. There's always going... [GalleyCat]

Bookstores on Tumblr & Paid Amazon Reviews: Top Stories of the Week - Posted August 31, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including David Foster Wallace on your Mac's thesaurus, the best bookstores on Tumblr and LeVar Burton talking about Reading Rainbow (video embedded above). Click here to sign up for Gal... [semanticweb.com]

Bookstores on Tumblr & Paid Amazon Reviews: Top Stories of the Week - Posted August 31, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including David Foster Wallace on your Mac's thesaurus, the best bookstores on Tumblr and LeVar Burton talking about Reading Rainbow (video embedded above). Click here to sign up for Gal... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton on How Star Trek Influenced Technology - Posted August 30, 2012
When the iPad debuted in 2010, Star Trek The Next Generation's LeVar Burton wasn't as surprised by the device as others. After all, characters on his show and the original series were beaming each other up, video chatting and using ... [SocialTimes.com]

LeVar Burton on How Science Fiction Influences Technology - Posted August 29, 2012
When the iPad debuted in 2010, Star Trek The Next Generation's LeVar Burton wasn't as surprised by the device as others. After all, characters on his show and the original series were beaming each other up, video chatting and using ... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton on Finding Career Success: 'You've gotta make it happen' - Posted August 29, 2012
Want to achieve longevity in your career? Look no further than LeVar Burton. The actor has starred in three iconic TV shows (Roots, Star Trek The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow, in case you're wondering), dire... [TVNewser]

LeVar Burton on Finding Career Success: 'You've gotta make it happen' - Posted August 29, 2012
Want to achieve longevity in your career? Look no further than LeVar Burton. The actor has starred in three iconic TV shows (Roots, Star Trek The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow, in case you're wondering), dire... [MediaJobsDaily]

LeVar Burton: 'Roots was my first audition' - Posted August 29, 2012
Back in the late 70s, actor LeVar Burton was a sophomore at USC when he landed the starring role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark mini-series, Roots. In fact, Burton was so uninterested in TV (and film, too) that he didn't even have an agent. "Roots was my first audition. The business... [FishbowlLA]

Why LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' App Is Not Free - Posted August 28, 2012
After Reading Rainbow was cancelled in 2009, the show's host, LeVar Burton knew he had to do something to save the brand. So, he and his business partner, Mark Wolfe, bought the rights to the name, launched a new company, RRKidz, and created the Readi... [Inside Mobile Apps]

LeVar Burton on Bringing the 'Reading Rainbow' App to Silicon Valley [Video] - Posted August 28, 2012
When Reading Rainbow was cancelled in 2009, host LeVar Burton and his business partner, Mark Wolfe, decided they had to do something to save the brand... [SocialTimes.com]

LeVar Burton: "We're sacrificing our kids" - Posted August 28, 2012
If everyone loved Reading Rainbow, why in the world was it taken off the air? Politics, says, host LeVar Burton. "That's the story that a lot of folks don't get. No Child Left Behind is doing exactly that, and so the mandate is to teach kids how to ... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton on the Future of Reading Rainbow & Printed Books - Posted August 27, 2012
Who didn't love Reading Rainbow as a kid? The iconic 80s show used songs, celebrities and video to actually make literature fun. Well, times they are a changin', says the show's onetime host, LeVar Burton. "Television was the medium and the technol... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton on the Future of Reading Rainbow & Printed Books - Posted August 27, 2012
Who didn't love Reading Rainbow as a kid? The iconic 80s show used songs, celebrities and video to actually make literature fun. Well, times they are a changin', says the show's onetime host, LeVar Burton. "Television was the medium and the technol... [semanticweb.com]

Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton on How to Reach the Digital Generation - Posted August 27, 2012
One need only head to YouTube for proof of the impact Reading Rainbow had on countless children. The iconic 80s TV show has inspired homages, singalongs and tributes galore. But trying to reach anyone under 30 through TV today? Bad idea, says ... [SocialTimes.com]

LeVar Burton: 'You didn't come to New York without sitting down with Sue Simmons' - Posted August 27, 2012
Another accomplishment beloved broadcaster Sue Simmons can add to her resume? Being indirectly responsible for getting LeVar Burton his hosting gig at Reading Rainbow. In our latest ... [FishbowlLA]

LeVar Burton: 'You didn't come to New York without sitting down with Sue Simmons' - Posted August 27, 2012
Another accomplishment beloved broadcaster Sue Simmons can add to her resume? Being indirectly responsible for getting LeVar Burton his hosting gig at Reading Rainbow. In our latest ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

LeVar Burton: 'You didn't come to New York without sitting down with Sue Simmons' - Posted August 27, 2012
Another accomplishment beloved broadcaster Sue Simmons can add to her resume? Being indirectly responsible for getting LeVar Burton his hosting gig at Reading Rainbow. In our latest ... [FishbowlNY]

LeVar Burton Assumes Control of Reading Rainbow Twitter Feed - Posted February 1, 2012
Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton assumed control over the Reading Rainbow Twitter feed last night, preparing for the launch of an upcoming ... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton Reveals Reading Rainbow Follow-Up - Posted September 14, 2011
Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton has raised funds for a follow-up to his beloved public television show, a series of smartphone and tablet enhanced eBooks for kids. His new company is called ... [GalleyCat]

LeVar Burton Assembles Killer E-book Team - Posted September 14, 2011
Fifteen months after indicating to New York Times columnist David Pogue at a Macworld event that he was raising money for a start-up, actor L... [FishbowlLA]

Memphis Reporter Bemoans Absence of Definitive MLK Biopic - Posted January 14, 2011
In journalism class, the topic of how to write a great "lede" is endlessly discussed, analyzed and rehearsed. Today, Memphis Commercial Appeal reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

Reading Rainbow & Book Editors: Top 10 Publishing Stories of March 2010 - Posted December 23, 2010
In our most popular publishing story of March 2010, LeVar Burton (pictured, via) hinted to his Twitter followers that Reading Rainbow could return. Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we've decided to collect ... [semanticweb.com]

Why LeVar Burton? - Posted October 18, 2010
It remains one of the strangest sights on Twitter, right up there with the more celebrated fact that TBS talk show host Conan O'Brien continues to follow but a single person, Michi... [FishbowlLA]

Reading Rainbow Could Return, Host Hints on Twitter - Posted March 22, 2010
PBS' beloved television show Reading Rainbow could return, according to the former host of the program. Actor LeVar Burton has 1.6 million Twitter followers, and treated them all to some news over the weekend. Here's the tweet... [GalleyCat]

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