LeVar Burton talks with me about his fatherhood journey. We talk about how being a dad is an important role and the values he looked to instill into his kids. Lastly, LeVar and I also talk about Reading Rainbow, his role as Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation and how the geek culture is celebrating Star Trek.
About LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton is an actor, director, educator & co-founder of the award-winning Skybrary App. Many know him as the host and Executive Producer of PBS’s Reading Rainbow. He is a lifelong children’s literacy advocate. Star Trek fans know for his role as Lt Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Others know him from his role as the young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots. In addition, he has also directed a number of television episodes for various iterations of Star Trek, among other programs.
Burton is a recipient of 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP Awards. Burton has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all – acting, directing, producing, writing and speaking.
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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.