Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LeVar Burton talks about storytelling, 'Reading Rainbow' and Mr. Rogers at Rollins on Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM

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Equally well known for his role as the host of Reading Rainbow as that of Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation, LeVar Burton is kind of a big deal for fans of imagination. And it turns out that one of his mentors in the field of children’s television was none other than Rollins alumni Fred Rogers – the Mr. Rogers. In this highly anticipated lecture (when was the last time you heard that phrase?), Burton talks about Rogers’ impact on his personal and professional life, as well as his current endeavor of transforming Reading Rainbow from a beloved TV show to an app-based reading program for the iPad generation. Take a look.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 | Warden Arena, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. | 407-646-2000 | rollins.edu | free

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