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An Evening with LeVar Burton

GUEST HOST: LeVar Burton

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Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Jeopardy! The only man with that kind of range is LeVar Burton. And this week, he guest hosts Selected Shorts.


Guest host LeVar Burton presents two of his favorite stories. In Lucia Berlin’s “Friends,” the characters have different ideas about who benefits from their weekly lunches. The reader is Lydia Gaston. Next, Burton himself reads Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s powerful “Control Negro,” in which an academic and father tries a real-world experiment to prove a theory about racism.

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