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Walnut Creek: Newsmakers: LeVar Burton

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Walnut Creek: Newsmakers: LeVar Burton</h1>

The Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series is pleased to have Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano as our nonprofit partner for this engagement featuring:

LeVar Burton

Award Winning Actor, Writer, Producer and Host

LeVar Burton launched his acting career while still a student at the University of Southern California. Cast in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series Roots, at 19 he found himself on the cover of Time magazine. A seemingly impossible act to follow, Burton managed to do so in dramatic fashion, achieving further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge in the iconic Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and feature films. But it has been his role as host and executive producer of the beloved PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow that he is most proud of. Airing from 1983 to 2009, it was not only one of the longest-running children’s television shows in history, but also one of the most acclaimed, earning over 200 awards including multiple Emmys and a Peabody. He is also the host and executive producer of the television game show Trivial Pursuit.

Running Time: approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission

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November 8
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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(925) 943-7469