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    LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Campaign Lands In Platform's All-Time Top 5

    LeVar's Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter campaign has succeeded even greater than he imagined.

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    LeVar Burton Joins Celebrity Ranks on Kickstarter. But Is It A Worthy Cause?

    LeVar Burton tries to resurrect "Reading Rainbow," the old PBS children's show, as an app with an insanely popular Kickstarter ampaign.

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    LeVar Burton Calls "Bullsh*t" On Quentin Tarantino's Dismissal Of 'Roots'

    No, you suddenly haven't time-traveled back to 2012. Steve McQueen's acclaimed "12 Years Of A Slave" is bowling over critics and brutalizing audiences so it is hardly a shock that last year's slavery flick, the decidedly more pulpy "Django Unchained," would be brought back into the conversation. Que...

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    Watch: LeVar Burton Explains the Incredible Impact of 'Roots' in an Exclusive Clip From 'Pioneers of Television'

    How big a deal was the miniseries "Roots" when it was first broadcast on ABC in 1977? "They closed the casinos in Vegas when 'Roots' aired," explains cast member John Amos. "Nobody was on the streets." In this exclusive clip from the final episode of this season...

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