Actor, director, and educator LeVar Burton has been an icon for more than 35 years. 1977ís TV miniseries Roots propelled the 19-year-old Burton onto the world stage with his unforgettable performance as Kunta Kinte. As Star Trek: The Next Generationís blind chief engineer Geordi LaForge, Burton reminded audiences that itís not our disabilities but our contribution to society that defines us. However, itís his 31st year as host, producer, and now co-owner of Reading Rainbow where Burton has had his greatest impact, delivering the message of the importance of literacy and reading to generations of children.
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