Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton to be honored at the Emmy’s.
Star Trek: The Next Generation landed a major name for the series in LeVar Burton. Burton, unlike so many of his castmates, had already been a huge television star thanks to the “Roots” mini-series and his show on PBS, “Reading Rainbow”.
Landing on The Next Generation only boosted his profile, and now over 30 years after Star Trek: The Next Generation first took the air, the Emmys are going to honor Burton for his work on television.
Burton and John Aniston will be honored with the Day Time Emmy’s Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award. Aniston is most known for being the father of superstar Jennifer Aniston, but also for his time on Days of Our Lives, having appeared in nearly 4,000 episodes of the long-running soap opera.
They’re not the only ones going in, according to TVLine.
"This Old House, which will join Sesame Street and 60 Minutes as the only programs (versus individuals) to receive Lifetime Achievement awards from NATAS.Sir David Attenborough, one of the world’s preeminent natural history documentarians, and Judy Woodruff, a news and political journalist for more than five decades and anchor/managing editor of PBS NewsHour. (The 43rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be held Sept. 28-29 at the Palladium Times Square in New York.)Lesley Visser, a trailblazing sports journalist who is enshrined in six different halls of fame and is the most highly acclaimed female sportscaster of all time. (The 43rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards will be held May 24 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.)Yvette Kanouff, a technology entrepreneur who has been involved in digital transformation worldwide for 25 years. (The 73rd Annual Technology & E"
Levar Burton is more than deserving of such an award
Burton’s time in television is iconic, even beyond his turn on Star Trek. His fanbase will surely be ecstatic for him, and this is coming off a year of pretty big news. Burton nearly won the vacant Jeopardy! job, but when that didn’t materialize, he signed on to do the Trivial Pursuit series, as both the host and the executive producer.
Not only that, but word broke a few weeks ago that he would reprise his role of Geordi La Forge from his Next Generation days in the upcoming season of Star Trek: Picard. Now you add this Emmys’ honor to all of his accolades over the last two years and you can see that it’s been a heck of a run by the man over the last two years.