Seasoned actor LeVar Burton will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Award ceremony happening later this year for his decades of work in Hollywood, highlighted by a career-defining role as Kunta Kinte in the iconic miniseries 'Roots.'

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LeVar Burton is speaking out about the cultural impact of the 'Roots' miniseries, based on Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It aired on ABC across eight consecutive nights, beginning on Jan. 23, 1977.

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LeVar Burton has been hired as host of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, giving the competition a celebrity headliner who’s also a longtime literacy advocate as Scripps takes over production of the bee telecast.

After things didn't work out in his campaign to become host of 'Jeopardy,' it looks like veteran actor LeVar Burton is off to greater pastures in the game show world as he's now being tapped to host an upcoming television revival of 'Trivial Pursuit.'

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LeVar Burton opened up to The New York Times about his campaign to be the next host of 'Jeopardy!' after the late Alex Trebek but producers of the beloved game show never seriously considered him for the role.

Veteran actor LeVar Burton was recently quoted as saying "it will hurt" if he's not chosen as the new permanent host of 'Jeopardy!,' and many of us who recognize his star power and influence in Black culture are starting to feel the same way.

Seasoned thespian LeVar Burton is expanding his brand in media by launching a book club with Fable.

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In one of his Twitter missives, the former ESPN and MSNBC host made a weird tweet referencing LeVar Burton's iconic Kunta Kinte character, and the actor made sure to school Olbermann on his mishap.

It’s the 20th anniversary in the Read Across America campaign and Levar Burton talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the importance of the program and his favorite books to read. “It’s such an important thing to do. As adults, when we take the time to read to our kids…it sends such an important […]

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — LeVar Burton, who starred in the influential 1970s miniseries “Roots,” said the remake is arriving at a crucial time. “As far as we have come in the area of race relations and the topics of social justice, fairness and equality, we still have a long way to go,” he told a […]

In an effort to raise dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, reading crusader and actor LeVar Burton (pictured in white tee) read “Go The…

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