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LeVar Burton Beams Up Star Trek Buddies for Reading Rainbow Campaign | LeVar Burton

UpdatePosted 06/14/2014 01:30PM

LeVar Burton Beams Up Star Trek Buddies for Reading Rainbow Campaign

Originally posted 06/13/2014 11:50AM

LeVar Burton is rounding up his friends from the final frontier to help bring Reading Rainbow to every child.

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LeVar Burton Talks Reading Rainbow's Brilliant Kickstarter Return | LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton Talks Reading Rainbow's Brilliant Kickstarter Return

Originally posted 05/29/2014 05:30PM

After 23 years of introducing kids to the power of the written word, Reading Rainbow's final episode aired on November 16, 2006 – but now the childhood favorite is making a big comeback.

On Wednesday, host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton announced the brand's next chapter on Kickstarter. "Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere" is an online campaign started by the Roots actor and his Reading Rainbow team to transform the company's impressive collection of books into an interactive digital library accessible to every child.

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Patrick Stewart Clarifies His Pizza History | Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Clarifies His Pizza History

Originally posted 05/30/2013 03:30PM

So, Patrick Stewart is not a pizza virgin, after all.

"People misunderstood. There was a school of thought that I had eaten my first pizza, but of course how could that possibly be true? I would have had to have stayed locked up in a cellar," the British-born actor and Brooklyn resident, best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, told New York Thursday in response to his Wednesday Twitter post showing him enjoying, in his words, "My first ever pizza 'slice.' "

"But nevertheless," Stewart, 72, said in his own defense, "this was my first slice of pizza, which I was only eating because my fiancée and I were a little hungover yesterday morning and she said what we need is pizza and a soothing drink – and she was right. It solved the problem."

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