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Watch LeVar Burton Read Goodnight Moon to Neil De Grasse Tyson

12 October 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

LeVar Burton, reader extraordinaire, has brought countless children to reading over 23 seasons of Reading Rainbow. Our children have eagerly waited to hear him read new stories. We have loved him for his ability to captivate them. Those who did not grow up with Reading Rainbow came to know Burton when Reading Rainbow was re-created as an instant-hit, 2012 app for the iPad. The new Rrkidz took just 36 hours to move into first place as an educational success. It hasn’t just been Reading Rainbow that has catapulted Burton to popularity, however. Before Reading Rainbow, he debuted as Kunta Kinte

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- Nat Berman

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LeVar Burton Reads Neil deGrasse Tyson A Bedtime Story

8 October 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Reading Rainbow” transcends all of time and space. Bedtime stories are a must, whether you are a toddler with big dreams or a world-renowned astrophysicist. “I occasionally long for someone to read Goodnight Moon to me,” Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets in a new video. Related: Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In On Dragon Physics In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Suddenly, the […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Horror Highlights: Buckout Road, Game Of Thrones Dorbz Contest, Deadly Manners, Destination America’s “Ghostober”, Discovering Bigfoot, Scare Slam

3 October 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Urban legends are relived with lethal results in the eerie trailer for Buckout Road, the new film from Matthew Currie Holmes that features a cast including Danny Glover and Jessica Cameron. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a giveaway for a Funko Dorbz figure based on a character from HBO's Game of Thrones, details on the new murder mystery podcast Deadly Manners, Destination America's "Ghostober" programming, a trailer for Discovering Bigfoot, and info on the 2017 Scare Slam at the London Horror Festival.

Buckout Road Trailer: Press Release: "Matthew Currie Holmes’ directorial debut, Buckout Road, just won its first film festival award and released a full-length trailer.  This supernatural thriller, produced by John Gillespie & Brad Clark and stars: Evan Ross (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Lee Daniels’ Star ), Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible, Quantico), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Wynona Earp, Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon I-iv) and Colm Feore (House of Cards, »

- Derek Anderson

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Flashback: Patrick Stewart on Taking Over the Enterprise on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

26 September 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In March 1988, the season one wrap party for Star Trek: The Next Generation was held at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, a landmark famous for its appearances in movies such as Rebel Without a Cause and, most recently, La La Land. Along with its stargazing capabilities, the observatory also provides one of the best vantage points of Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area. While speaking with Et, the perspective on Star Trek franchise creator Gene Roddenberry’s mind that night was a more personal one.

“The first year of the first generation of Star Trek, I had been fired,” said Roddenberry, standing in front of a banner that read: “Congrats on the First 26 Voyages,” noting the original series’ first season’s grand total of 26 hours of television. “And the first review we had of the show was: ‘Last night we had one of the worst things that had ever happened on TV in living color.’” The »

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LeVar Burton Sued For Using Reading Rainbow Catchphrase

9 August 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

LeVar Burton is being sued for using a catchphrase coined whiled hosting Reading Rainbow on his own podcast, LeVar Burton Reads. »

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LeVar Burton Is Sued in Reading Rainbow Copyright Dispute — But You Don't Have to Take Our Word for It

8 August 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

LeVar Burton, the actor who hosted PBS’s Reading Rainbow from 1983 to 2006, is being sued in a wide-ranging lawsuit that claims he is attempting to “reap the benefits” of the beloved show that is technically owned by a public broadcasting station in Buffalo, New York.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reading Rainbow‘s current owner, Wned, has been in court with Burton for over a year disputing a 2011 licensing deal.

The broadcaster filed a new lawsuit on Friday that claims it owns the rights to intellectual property associated with Reading Rainbow being used by Burton and his company, RRKidz. The »

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LeVar Burton Sued in ‘Reading Rainbow’ Copyright Dispute

7 August 2017 4:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You’re getting sued, LeVar Burton — but you don’t have to take our word for it. Former “Reading Rainbow” host Burton has been hit with a lawsuit by a broadcaster who says that he’s infringing on copyrights associated with the series. In the suit, filed in federal court in New York on Friday, Buffalo-based PBS affiliate Wned maintains that it owns the rights to intellectual property associated with “Reading Rainbow,” and agreed to license the property to Burton for an online revival of the series in 2011. Also Read: LeVar Burton Reads Children's Book Filled With Profanity for a Good Cause (Video) By. »

- Tim Kenneally

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LeVar Burton Reading a Neil Gaiman Short Story is Even Better Than ‘American Gods’ — Listen

26 July 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As the host of the new podcast “LeVar Burton Reads” explains in the opening episode, “I think a bucket list item for a lot of millennials is to have LeVar Burton read them a bedtime story.”

For fans of Neil Gaiman, the latest episode of the show might be a close runner-up. Every week, Burton tackles a different piece of short fiction across multiple genres. This week’s episode finds the actor and erstwhile “Reading Rainbow” host in familiar fandom territory.

Burton gives a full disclosure disclaimer at the top that Gaiman, the author responsible for “American Gods,” “Stardust,” and the seminal comic book series “The Sandman,” is one of his favorite writers. But, listening to the episode, it’s hard not to figure that out even without the explanation. As he reads Gaiman’s short story “Chivalry,” the tale of an elderly woman who comes in possession of a »

- Steve Greene

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LeVar Burton Reading a Neil Gaiman Short Story is Even Better Than ‘American Gods’ — Listen

26 July 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As the host of the new podcast “LeVar Burton Reads” explains in the opening episode, “I think a bucket list item for a lot of millennials is to have LeVar Burton read them a bedtime story.”

For fans of Neil Gaiman, the latest episode of the show might be a close runner-up. Every week, Burton tackles a different piece of short fiction across multiple genres. This week’s episode finds the actor and erstwhile “Reading Rainbow” host in familiar fandom territory.

Burton gives a full disclosure disclaimer at the top that Gaiman, the author responsible for “American Gods,” “Stardust,” and the seminal comic book series “The Sandman,” is one of his favorite writers. But, listening to the episode, it’s hard not to figure that out even without the explanation. As he reads Gaiman’s short story “Chivalry,” the tale of an elderly woman who comes in possession of a »

- Steve Greene

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Reading Rainbow: LeVar Burton Reads Stories to You in New Podcast

5 July 2017 6:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Reading Rainbow is back! Well, sort of. Recently, LeVar Burton launched a new podcast inspired by his classic PBS TV show.Hosted by Burton, Reading Rainbow featured the Star Trek star reading books to children. The show would often center around a theme explored in the book and offer further reading recommendations. The award-winning program ran from 1983 to 2006, making it one of PBS' longest-running series.Read More… »

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LeVar Burton Is In 'No Mood' to Be Disrespected by American Airlines

12 June 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

LeVar Burton can fly twice as high, but he may have to do it in business class.

The Reading Rainbow host and Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, 60, had a turbulent flight on American Airlines on Sunday and sounded off on Twitter about the “disrespect” he says he experienced.

Burton was bumped from first class to business on a recent flight from Chicago O’Hare to Los Angeles, despite having paid for two seats in the pricier section. On Sunday, he called out the airline on twitter, tagging American, he wrote “I’m in No Mood for disrespect.”

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- Mackenzie Schmidt

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Why We Need Reading Rainbow back on Television

28 May 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Reading Rainbow was an American TV show that encouraged children to read. It started running on PBS Kids on June 6, 1983 and continued running until November 10, 2006, which made it the fourth-longest running children’s TV show on the station. However, even once Reading Rainbow was cancelled, reruns continued to run until August 28, 2009, while an iPad app was released on June 20, 2012 before being made available on the Internet, other mobile devices, and other Internet-capable devices through a successful Kickstarter campaign in May of 2014. Summed up, Reading Rainbow can be said to have had enormous

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- Nat Berman

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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea | Review

14 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Teenage Dirtbag, Baby: Shaw’s Odd, Amusing Portrait of Stylized Teen Angst

If some teenage version of Reading Rainbow coughed up a hallucinatory fever dream into a two part episode cartoon, it might look something like Dash Shaw’s debut, the animated My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea.

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LeVar Burton Cool with Black College Band Playing Trump Inauguration (Video)

4 January 2017 4:36 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_ybr6cz1m"]] LeVar Burton knows a lot of people -- including his own wife -- are protesting Donald Trump's inauguration, but he's still backing a black college's decision to participate. The "Reading Rainbow" host says the Talladega College Marching Band would be passing up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity if it backed out amid all the backlash it's getting for taking the gig. In fact, LeVar explained why it would almost be un-American of the band Not to perform. »

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