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LeVar Burton Brings Star Trek, Reading Rainbow Stories to Motor City Comic Con

Courtesy of Motor City Comic Con

There are only a few actors who are very well known for having played three very different roles.

But that’s the case with actor LeVar Burton.

He was the teenaged Kunta Kinte in the seminal TV miniseries “Roots,” the blind chief engineer Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, and spent more than two decades hosting the series “Reading Rainbow” on PBS.

Courtesy of Motor City Comic Con

And Burton’s remained busy, recently becoming embroiled in a Twitter war after being misidentified as the father of basketball star Lonzo Bell.

Now Burton’s coming to this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con in Novi.

He tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that Detroit is an old friend.

 

 

Click on the audio link above to hear the full interview

 

Here’s a clip from LeVar Burton and “Reading Rainbow”

 

And here is LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

 

Image credit: Courtesy of Motor City Comic Con

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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