Behind the Mic: LeVar Burton
We are excited to share Behind the Mic from AudioFile Magazine. This podcast highlights favorite audiobooks in short daily episodes, along with extended feature conversations with narrators and authors—like this bonus episode with LeVar Burton!
You may know actor LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and more, but he is also an audiobook narrator. When the opportunity arose to narrate The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King, Levar jumped at the chance to honor his friend and mentor. LeVar discusses getting to know Fred Rogers, their shared vision for creating engaging and meaningful programming for children, and his acting career launched by his role in “Roots.”
[pb_blockquote author=”Narrator LeVar Burton”]“I wanted to be the voice of Fred’s biography because I felt like it would be a way for me to honor him.”[/pb_blockquote]