LeVar Burton on the value of stories and storytelling
Originally published on November 2, 2018
When it comes to storytelling, one person reigns supreme: LeVar Burton.
For years, the Star Trek and Roots actor helped parents raise their children by sharing stories as the host of Reading Rainbow. The show encouraged a whole generation of young people to get out to the library and escape inside a good book.
Today, Burton is still telling stories, but now with his own podcast: LeVar Burton Reads. His mission is to get adults to take some time to enjoy a good story and listen to the ones he'll share through your headphones.
Burton joined Tom Power live in the q studio to tell us more about his podcast. He's in Toronto for the Hot Docs Podcast Festival where he'll be taking the stage tonight.
— Produced by Ben Edwards
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