Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Binge-Watched Game of Thrones Before He Read the Books

Specs Who LeVar Burton Age 57 Claim to fame Emmy-winning actor (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation); host and producer of Reading Rainbow; author of the children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (available Oct. 7) Base Los Angeles Twitter @levarburton What’s the first information you consume in the morning? My email, followed by my Twitter feed, followed by the Today show. Twitter is where I get the majority of my news. What other social platforms are you on? I have a Facebook account which enables me to keep up with friends and family, but I’m much more of a voyeur there. I don’t do a whole lot of posting. It really just gives me an opportunity to stay current with what the family’s doing. I was an early adopter on Twitter, and it’s like a relationship. You have to invest in it, you know? I don’t have an Instagram account. I’m all in on Twitter, for better or worse. Who do you follow on Twitter? I like to follow people who make me laugh, so I follow Rob Delaney, I follow Gloria Fallon—I find Jimmy’s sister Gloria hysterically funny—I follow Jesus Christ, I follow Stewie Griffin. I really do get a lot of value out of those unexpected laughs throughout the course of the day. Your Kickstarter campaign to revive Reading Rainbow raised $5.4 million. Had you ever done any sort of crowdfunding before? I had pledged to a couple of campaigns, but this was my first crowdfunding effort. I had been aware of Kickstarter for a couple of years and watched it mature,... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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