LeVar Burton is a national treasure, and the world is recognizing that by bestowing more awards on the former Star Trek: The Next Generation star.
Burton’s Emmy for a lifetime
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced they will be honoring LeVar Burton for his work on the children’s program Reading Rainbow with a lifetime achievement award at their first-ever Children’s & Family Emmy Award ceremony, which is part of the Daytime Emmy Awards series. The ceremony will be held on December 11 in Los Angeles.
Burton has already picked up a dozen Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on Reading Rainbow alone. The PBS series promoting reading for kids ran for 21 seasons from 1983 to 2006, all hosted by Burton who was also an executive producer.
PBS “remixed” some of Burton’s Reading Rainbow highlights in the following video…
Burton picks up NAB Award
This is a big week for LeVar and awards. On Monday he was in Las Vegas at the National Association of Broadcasters annual NAB show, where he was honored with the first-ever Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation. The reward was in recognition of his “extraordinary contributions to broadcasting, history, and American culture.”
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 25, 2022
Geordi returns in Picard season 3
Burton will be returning to the Star Trek franchise as part of the third season of Star Trek: Picard, where he will be reunited with co-stars Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner who are all reuniting with their former captain, Sir Patrick Stewart.
You can hear him as Geordi LaForge in the announcement video released earlier this month.
Burton is also keeping busy developing a new game show based on Trivial Pursuit and he has just signed on for a recurring role in the second season of the Starz drama Blindspotting.
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