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TUCP Presents: LeVar Burton

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Building: McAlister Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

LeVar Burton has been capturing the admiring attention of both audiences and his industry peers for three decades and continues to enjoy longevity truly rare within the industry.

Launching his acting career in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series ROOTS, Burton found himself on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter, Burton achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and feature films.

From 1983 until 2009, Burton was the host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award winning PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow. LeVar has recently reimagined Reading Rainbow through his company RRKidz and its award-winning mobile library.  The all-new Reading Rainbow app is the number one educational app on iTunes and delivers hundreds of quality books and video field trips. 

Coming from a family of educators and as a result of his work on Reading Rainbow, LeVar speaks passionately on the topics of children's literacy and has been a keynote speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Edu, and received the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children's Media from Tufts University. Also the honored recipient of twelve Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP awards, LeVar has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all, be it acting, directing, producing or educating.

 

Sponsored by: TUCP (Tulane University Campus Programming) Board

Admission: Free
Attendance: See description
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Morgan Dehnert via email to mdehnert@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-2938

Additional information may be found at the event website at https://orgsync.com/85562/events/791233/occurrences/1647267






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