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LeVar Burton on the good that television can do

The actor who starred in "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and hosted PBS' literacy series "Reading Rainbow," says television can be used as a ministry, to both enlighten and entertain.

levar burton - CBS News
6:33am PST - February 28th, 2021

Sunday Profile: LeVar Burton

When LeVar Burton switched his career ambitions from the seminary to the stage, his first audition was for the TV miniseries “Roots,” which brought him instant fame as the enslaved Kunta Kinte. Since then the actor became renowned for his role in “Star Trek: …

levar burton - CBS News
6:31am PST - February 28th, 2021

Actor LeVar Burton: The country is still dealing with issues rooted in slavery

Preview: The star of the classic miniseries "Roots" and host of "Reading Rainbow" says America is still grappling with the legacy of enslaving people.

levar burton - CBS News
12:04pm PST - February 25th, 2021

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2021. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. On …

levar burton - ABC News
9:00pm PST - February 15th, 2021

Gambling site lists favorites to replace late "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek

Other names on the list include actor Neil Patrick Harris, "The Price is Right" host Drew Carey and ESPN senior writer Mina Kimes.

levar burton - CBS News
2:50pm PST - November 12th, 2020

What Has Alex Trebek's Wife Jean Currivan Trebek Said About His Passing?

Currivan and Trebek met in 1988. Despite their 24-year age gap, they hit it off and got married two years later.

levar burton - Newsweek
11:10am PST - November 12th, 2020

LeVar Burton Touted as Alex Trebek 'Jeopardy!' Host Replacement

We'll take LeVar Burton for $100...

levar burton - Newsweek
7:58am PST - November 12th, 2020

Mayim Bialik suggests replacing Amy Coney Barrett with her 'Big Bang Theory' character on Supreme Court

Mayim Bialik commented on the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court by suggesting her “Big Bang Theory” character replace her.

levar burton - Fox News
9:48am PDT - October 27th, 2020

Democrats hold big edge in Spanish-language TV and radio spending up and down ballot

Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign has spent $17.3 million on Spanish-language television and radio ads, compared to the Trump campaign's $8.3 million through Sunday, according to Advertising Analytics.

levar burton - NBC News
8:33am PDT - October 26th, 2020

This Week in Apps: Quibi dies, Snapchat soars, Halide upgrades for iPhone 12

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consume…

levar burton - TechCrunch
7:45am PDT - October 24th, 2020

Celebrities dress as chickens for bizarre 2020 election voting PSA

A handful of celebrities donned ridiculous yellow chicken costumes for one of the most bizarre voting PSAs of the 2020 presidential election yet.

levar burton - Fox News
7:44am PDT - October 22nd, 2020

Biden outspent Trump on the airwaves in every key battleground state over past week

Joe Biden outspent PresidentTrump on the airwaves in every key battleground state over past week

levar burton - NBC News
10:51am PDT - October 19th, 2020

Stitcher’s podcasts arrive on Pandora with acquisition’s completion

SiriusXM today completed its previously announced $325 million acquisition of podcast platform Stitcher from E.W. Scripps, and has now launched Stitcher’s podcasts on Pandora across all tiers of the streaming service. The deal brings top Stitcher titles to Pa…

levar burton - TechCrunch
9:20am PDT - October 19th, 2020

Hollywood gives Biden's digital campaign final star-studded push

With less than three weeks until Election Day, Joe Biden's campaign is making its final push of star power, rolling out a series of virtual events featuring some of Hollywood's biggest names in an attempt to propel the former vice president past the...

levar burton - The Hill
7:00am PDT - October 16th, 2020

Biden camp taps Hollywood stars, jam bands, retired general for fundraisers

What do Justin Timberlake, Steve Kerr, and Stan McChrystal have in common? They're all helping Joe Biden raise money, according to fundraising invitations obtained by NBC News.

levar burton - NBC News
12:33pm PDT - October 13th, 2020

RT @kendragodfrey: @nypost Let me fix this headline for you: "Americans want Levar Burton to host 'Jeopardy'."

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11:25pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

Josh (MrViper) (@mr_viper69)
11:25pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Rodney Davis (@rodneyadavis)
11:25pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Barbara Reid (@reid_bj)
11:24pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

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11:23pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

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11:23pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

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11:22pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

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11:22pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

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11:22pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

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11:22pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Brandon Nezamoodeen (@BNezamoodeen)
11:15pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Blue (@Blue_Devil_1)
11:15pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @seattletimes: LeVar Burton, the actor known for playing the chief engineer on the USS Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" wa…

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11:14pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Cdeanneb (@Carolzyb)
11:13pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

Just a Cog along this Path in the Hoistway of Life (@StevenGordon_Ca)
11:12pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

Sony Pictures Entertainment: LeVar Burton should be the next host of Jeopardy! - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/ulsJCEXhNY via @Change

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11:12pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Black Lives Matter (Aline) (@ph0sph0rescent)
11:12pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

Michelle Tuegel (@michelle_tuegel)
11:10pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @readitrealgood: Systemic Racism: LeVar Burton, a Black man who is *already* an industry insider, whose diverse array of work has had a…

Lacy Dare (@LacyHelena)
11:10pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

Fredrik Karlsson (@fredrikkarlsson)
11:09pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Dory Smith (@CaptainDory)
11:08pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

((Henry Atkinson)) (@henrytatkinson)
11:05pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @EW: "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me. And I will go to my grave believing that," Le…

Esther Oduwole (@esther_oduwole)
11:05pm PDT - April 10th, 2021

RT @MarlowNYC: Let @LevarBurton host 'Jeopardy,' you cowards! https://t.co/yskkwnOcM7

Evelyn (@esfaith26)
11:05pm PDT - April 10th, 2021