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"levar burton" Discussed on 1A

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08:32 min | Last week

"levar burton" Discussed on 1A

"Heading to five three, zero, zero Sir that heading take us further into the planet's atmosphere. That's correct. We're GONNA lose the. People on the hell I sir. I remember watching next generation religiously and. One of the things I didn't really understand until a little later in life was the fact that your character George La Forge while it was wonderful to see him on screen. We often saw him fixing things that were other people's mistakes, but we didn't really get to learn a lot about him as as a person. We didn't learn about his family and whether he had a partner, we didn't get to know all of that. Him was a frustration for you in that character. Well You know there was an episode where we met my mom. Played by Madge Sinclair and my father was played by Ben Vereen both actors who had prominent roles in routes. There's this amazing roots Star Trek connection that. No seriously. You're saying and I'm like, Oh you're right. because. I. Did. Right after I got the job on Star Trek? I did a TV movie with Lou Gossett where we reprised the Clinton and fiddler characters from roots, and in that TV movie were Kate Mulgrew who was a captain on Voyager Avery Brooks who was the captain on on deep space nine. And Tim Russ who who played a vulcan to vodka on voyager there is this sort of weird inexplicable connection between routes and star. Trek and I've often considered that that there is a line that goes from routes through Star Trek because I've I've played Kuntar and I've played Jordy and at both ends of that spectrum and in the middle is Lavar the Reading Rainbow Guy so the. The idea that everything is connected. An idea that I truly believe in is reinforced for me through that one observation. Well. We have to take a quick break. We'll have more with Lavar Burton including more of your questions right after this. This is one a from w. a. m., U. and NPR. Everyone loves pistachios and Pistachios Love Water and California doesn't have enough water. So how do farmers figure out who gets grow which? Economics, of course, on the next episode planet. Money. Summer School. We explain how we all get along classes every Wednesday on planet money from NPR. Back, now, to our conversation with actor director and author Lavar Burton, we have another question here from US Heather wants to know what book have you read over and over and over. Interestingly enough. It's. It's it's roots. It's Alex Haley's roots. Because for me, it's just a masterful. Expression. From a master storyteller. And I don't know whether it's because of the numbers of times that I've I've read roots or. Just the the powerful presence that Alex Haley has an in my own life. But when I read and this isn't true for any other writer when I read. Alex's words I hear his voice in my head. I hear the rhythm I, hear the cadence I hear the Tumbler I hear and he's Like he's in my ear while I'm reading his words. And for me, an avid reader is a singular experience was just that I suppose why keep going back to that novel. For that sense of connection to a man that was. So instrumental in in in in my life. You know as I listened to you. Talk and how you have. This connection to. Multiple. Generations. I. Think you're you're in a unique position speak to this moment. Because some of the people who grew up with reading rainbow, our parents now themselves. How how do you help help kids navigate this moment when there's so much? Confusion and upset, and they're feeling isolated from their friends. I talk about the transitory nature of. Of, where we are moment, will pass into another moment. That is inevitable. It's the way of the world it's the way life works. So my my my suggestion, I. My encouragement is to be in this moment knowing that it's going to pass. Right. and. Just hang in there. Hang in there, this will all pass in the fullness of time and what we take from this moment and applied to the rest of our lives is really the most important thing we can be aware of. So. Be here now. As uncomfortable as it may be but know that this discomfort is going to go away things will get back to more of a sense of what? We have come to rely upon as normal. But this is where we are right now. When you think about the stories that you've read. and. The stories that are are still left untold. Where can you? Add your voice to that because I'm so accustomed to hearing you read other people's work. But what's the story that you Lavar Burton? Uniquely have to tell. Well. It's interesting that you should say that one of the things that's kept me busy during this this time of of lockdown. Is Developing projects with my company Lavar Lavar Burton, entertainment and preparing them. For. Launching them into the world and I've I've decided to do my very first documentary. As a filmmaker. Been Directing for many years I started my directing career back in the days of Star Trek and it's one of the ways that I continue to make a living as a storyteller. And so I'm going to tell the story called two front war and it's the story of Vietnam veterans or Vietnam black soldiers in in in the Vietnam conflict who fought a war in the theater of war in Vietnam because Vietnam was the first war where America's sent a fully integrated fighting force in to battle. And then he came home and fought the war for civil rights battle for civil rights in in in America's inner cities. So this idea of a two-front war and and has an awful lot of residents in this. Present moment we find ourselves in and so it's a story that I'm really I feel like I'm. particularly. Qualified to tell I'm a child of the sixties I was born in nineteen, fifty seven and when I was in the first grade John Kennedy was assassinated Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were killed in my fifth grade here in elementary school. So I have lived through some of the most tumultuous moments in America's recent history. And the Vietnam War was certainly one of them. It was it was a part of our our lives every day between you know in. Highschool. I. Hope you'll come back and talk about the documentary when you're ready. Thank you John. I really appreciate you wanting to speak to me today. Will leave with this tweet from Brad who says listening to Lavar Burton right now is revitalizing me in. So many ways truly a role model for Sol I. Forget how deeply I love literature sometimes but listening to him talk reminds.

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"levar burton" Discussed on Hello Monday by LinkedIn

Hello Monday by LinkedIn

07:33 min | 4 months ago

"levar burton" Discussed on Hello Monday by LinkedIn

"I've achieved a level of proficiency and mastery to the point where I can feel confident in what I do. I can read a script and break it down. If I'm acting and enter directing I I know the the the dramaturge I've studied this for over forty years. I've been doing it for so long. I do it reflexively. I don't have to think a lot about it. And and I think that's where my current level of confidence comes from. It's it's it's a knowingness right. That is just not available to us when when we're just starting out. Yeah you'd like to believe when we're young that that we know at all like I said we were really just bullshitting. Yeah I mean it is so you know that that confidence it makes me think about how in your profession a critical part of your profession. Is that other people. Watch your performance. Take it in and judge you for constantly and I'm curious what that experience has been like for you over the arc of your career. One of the reasons why I I became so attached to developing different skill sets was the discomfort that that that aspect of being a performer created for me. I was a lot more concerned when I was younger. About the opinion of others and the opinion of others occupied a much larger space in in my overall personal zeitgeist. The older I have become the less. I rely upon that for for feedback that I feel like benefits me and my process. I still care about what other people think it. Just I just don't care as much or in the same way because I have more confidence in my ability to execute at a level that more often than not results in an outcome of which I am proud my opinion of how I do. It has taken on a greater weight in my life than the opinion of others. Wow Gosh Lavar. I hope that one day I can say that looking back on my own career. It's a solid thing to strive for. I wished that for re body because we we. We live in a society where we are constantly seeking the approval of others and it's baked into the equation where performance or concern you know you. Are you depend upon the approval of others in order to be cast and to make a living right so reaching a place in my life where again I give more weight to knowing that I'm professional I I show up. I read my eight-game I said Brie. Brie bring your a game where you might as. Well stay at home right totally. My standard is to bring it and and bring all of me to the moment. And if I'm able to do that if I do your best more than your best you cannot do if I'm doing my best. Then that's all require. Yeah if I look back and see what will you know I? I was really slacking in that moment and I could have done better. That's my fault that's on. Yeah I walk away knowing I did everything I brought everything I could to that effort then. I'm good I'm good. Say More often than not it's GonNa result in a positive outcome and when I say positive outcome means a something that has value not simply for me but for all parties concerned which brings us back to now and where we are and I don't WanNa end our conversation. Lavar without asking you. What would you wish for everyone listening right now? If you don't already know what your purpose in life is I I wish for you that you discover it discerning who we are in. Why we're here is fundamentally I think the most important thing a human being can do. And so I. I wish for everybody that they come into an awareness of of their purpose in life. Whether that's being a parent or a paratrooper. It doesn't matter. Discover why you're here and then do that thing with all of the purpose passion that you can muster thank you. Gosh I feel so hopeful about the world now. Lavar thank you well I do too. You have helped me Jesse. Remind me in this now moment of who I am and why I'm here and you. You have given me opportunity to get outside of myself. You've given me an opportunity to just show up and be me Jesse and for that I thank you. Well I'm wishing you save times moments of joy in the weeks to come and please whatever you do keep reading stories Jessi Hempel. Thank you very much for reminding me of who I am today and giving me an opportunity to stand in that. That was Lavar Burton if you want to hear more from him. He's reading live on twitter three times a week. Visit him at Lavar Burton. So what are you reading this week? I'm not gonNA pretend that I have a lot of spare time for sitting back and reading books right now with the kid job. I really don't but books are offering me a certain escape Right now I'm reading Glennon. Doyle's untamed because she's coming on the show next week. I want to know what you're reading. Give me some recommendations at Hello Monday at Lincoln Dot Com. That's hello Monday at Lincoln DOT COM or post on Lynton under the HASHTAG. Hello Monday if you like our show. Please rate on Apple podcasts. It takes two seconds helps me listeners. Find US hello. Monday is the production of Lincoln. Show is produced by Sarah Storm with help from Madison Schaefer. Joe De Giorgi Mixed. Show put on C. Show is head of original audio and video. Dave pond our technical director. My Engineer Victoria Taylor. Michaela rear and Juliette Fro can't go anywhere but they can do anything. Our music was composed just for us by the mysterious brake master cylinder. You also heard music from Paddington bear. Dan Roth is the editor in chief of Lincoln. I'm Jessi Hempel. Stay home if he can see next Monday. And thanks for listening by in this place. I can go twice. Hey Look it's book Reading Rainbow. Need that right now. One brands to know ways to grow the Reading Rainbow..

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"levar burton" Discussed on The Paris Review

The Paris Review

01:57 min | 6 months ago

"levar burton" Discussed on The Paris Review

"We founded many like. You tend to falter at the last moment. Don't he continues so we're experimenting with direct intervention. Then hill narrows her eyes many like me not them to Valedictorians then no relaxes the only one set of muscles. The rest remained tense. But I'm not one yet. AM I. Graduation still three months off. Yes but you are the most likely candidate for this school and you were interesting to us for other reasons abruptly. Lemonade stands Zinho forces herself not to step back as he comes around the desk and stops in front of her. What do I look like to you? she shakes her head. She didn't get her grade point average by falling for trick questions. You've thought about it. He presses what do you think I am. She thinks a enemy so that was just a taste of Valedictorian by engage. Msn read by Lavar Burton to hear that story in its entirety. Tired he check out. The new season of Lavar Burton reads is made by Stitcher. And I presume John that people can listen to it on these stitcher wrap. Yeah that's a great place to listen and to subscribe But lavar Burton rates is also available on Apple podcasts and pretty much all of your favorite podcast apps so go subscribe to Lavar Burton reads and stay subscribed to this feed for more episodes of the Paris review. podcast John Can. We play our theme music now and never hurts.

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"levar burton" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

10:53 min | 8 months ago

"levar burton" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"That I was an Alpha female. Definitely they always said I was in alphabetical. The Alpha female mean. You need to go the theater. I'm just telling you there were thinking so But what what was weird is that I I went to college for Biochemistry and I and I wanted to be you know. Marine Biologists Will Political Kossi. INTAS or you know in that realm so you know but it was really weird starting from elementary school you know when the class pictures and you hand them out and everything I used to sign it to so and so from your beautiful extremely talented extraordinary best friend Rosie Perez please remember. Remember why I don't know I order. Fill a little photo. That's a lot. Yeah seven point. You're going to be covering the cash register with a Sharpie on you. I am so sorry I raced now. She's dog sitting. I'm dog sitting for someone else. o on the script anymore. No View Teddy. Got Half the carbon half the script. It's my girlfriend. Ileana is only on a Douglas. Douglas now Eliana Ngelo. She Cuban from Ohio mental page. She was about the single miles so she went to Mexico and I didn't want to go. All Mexicans Birthdays. She's Cuban called called the money around the room like a Roomba opposite of Rosie and I were talking earlier about I was saying how people will just casually ask you to dog set and you say yes not realizing it's much more work than babysitting. Oh my God and then the responsibility on whoever's the lowest lackey on the totem pole getting here with wet nap and let's let's get going on that West panning number one Kaelin accounts coming in all right. Here's the thing. The other part is the emotional responsibility. Yeah I've done dog sitting. Where fucking dog took off doesn't listen to anybody and you see it running across a busy street and you're thinking of that person because that person has like hell them you take care little sushi world and this the dog and then if something happened I'd I'd There was a guy who used to work with name. Mike who was our forman and he Had A mustache and he worked on a mind sweep in Vietnam and he was one of the biggest astles I've ever met in my life now. Construction Chen guys are notoriously. Against cleaning up your thank you none. Invested as one of those nationalities that dogs don't like it's really good food nationality so they this dog this guy. Mike was scared. Everyone who's an asshole and he was like Vietnam Vet fucking screamed at everyone all the time and and one day only the only time it's ever in a good mood when he had his little dog named buckwheat away told this guy. Jeff Take Care of Buckwheat Jeff. F- was the same guy who I wrote about in my book. who was pissed off? I don't know if I wrote about in book but he was. The guy wanted to be the firemen but it couldn't couldn't be a fireman because he was white and he was pissed at this other black guy because he was doing earthquake work. He's getting affirmative action Blah Blah Blah. Anyway this guy. Jeff was told to look after Mike's dog and and this Guy Mike took off down Wilshire Boulevard and his dog. Buckwheat like jumped out of chefs hands and chased a pickup truck. Right out onto the street and immediately got run over not only immediately get run over by poor. Jeff had to wait for Mike to come back from the lumber place knowing that this crazed Vietnam vet who who was strung out on painkillers and the only thing that he did like was buckwheat with Gonna I sing when he came back was. Where's buckwheat explaining in the wheel? Well of that Buick over there there so they give you there ause terrible story. I don't want it to happen. It should happen ten minutes ago. Now are fine until the dog rehydrate. So people give you their dog and then there's like their emotional futures wrapped up and how good a job you do with these dogs right. Yeah so what's going on demand. She went to where she wants. Mexico on single mile to celebrate okay. I feel like you could do that now away. I guess I could probably get together handful of Mexicans. We WanNA throw a party. She from here. She's from Miami and Jersey. She's Cuba Cubans Cubans. Wait a minute. Wait if you're Cuban. Do you need to go to Mexico. I'm not even GonNa go through works. Is it all right. so that's Jesus birthday right. Okay so they they. They beat the French. Yeah in a war. He rose from the grave to defeat the defeat. The French I gotTA bring that up next time. I'm making fun of someone who's French guys. Got Your Ass Hannity by Mexico Shelbert up long enough to kick your ass Mexico. French got there's kicked in Haiti to a really to leave it to. 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"levar burton" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

04:02 min | 8 months ago

"levar burton" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"Know trey. There's there there foam bucket. They're eating it out. I always go the kitchen. Get a play a knife and a fork. Because I'm like we're not camping. Fancy on I awesome. Well I'm from North Holly Fa from from Eagle Rock WanNa know what's worse I when When did you grow up in Eagle Rock during the seventy four? Nineteen seventy three so okay. So I'm trying to think of like back in the day If there is a I think there were almost the same place back in the day. It was all kinds of a crap hole. Yes highland park all. That was kind of now. It's all I kind of gentrified and hip gays. GotTa get them gays in there is that. What's making Eagle Pass? What's making what what happens is is this up by dodger stadium? Yes yeah sorta percent of our listeners. Who are not from the IRA crops? Right you're right Pasadena Between Pasadena Glendale. Sorry it's it's the the deal is this Silverlake was a dump it was like Sorta Gang Banger Kinda weird a lot of graffiti everywhere and the gay folks started moving whenever the Gay Folks Start Moving and they start flipping that neighborhood quick. And that's what happens and then what happens you're saying in my hometown neighborhood and everything starts getting better. Then what happens is silver like fills up the gay starts spilling out and they start spilling out now into Eagle Rock and the narrative around dodger stadium and all kinds of and that's all going to get better. Even north. Hollywood is kind of kind of respectable. Well now what they did. It's always a bad sign when they go with the name change like I grew up in north Hollywood and they start calling it valley village because because North Hollywood started getting a bad name. But yeah it's all it's all getting it's all get nice thanks to the gays. Thank you thank you again. Thank you guys. Thank you guys all right. Let's bring it home. You got it. I'm Gina Grad and. That's the news. The news with Gina Grad. Don't kill it. Is the name of the movie. It's in select theaters and on demand. And Toon. I I'll tell you about And now a word from Martellus Bennett. A professor at Seki's College Football Football College. Hey College football fan. What's been here? Do you want to win. Every football argument this season dominate every debate become pigskin prodigy then enrolling dose Eckes College Football Football College where you'll learn from football insiders like me Jay Cutler K.. Nola an Arthur John Baker the man who wrote the book on College Football so beautifully your family to earn a football watching certificate from a beer school enroll Roland Doe Sexiest College Football Football College. Those sectors dot com bachelor. Edu finally. There's a football beer school for me. Thanks Martellus how about Dawson enjoyed those responsibly imported by surveys Mexico honest wine planes New York. Twenty one thousand nine does beer. Brands official beer sponsor of the College Football playoff. And that was Dolph. Lundgren and Mike Mendez hanging. After the news plants a made up movie adults becoming on the morning show. He's been really interesting introspective gas. That's when they found out he was a fulbright scholar. And all this stuff about it. But you wouldn't expect like Oh. He's super handsome. The muscular movie starts. He's genius. He's done everything you wish you had done in life. Yeah before it gets out of this next phone remind everybody Adam Corolla. Here's a new book coming out. I'm your emotional support animal and you can pre-order now Adam Corolla dot com barnes and Noble Amazon. And you'll be receiving it next year but make sure you get. Those.

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"levar burton" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

08:42 min | 8 months ago

"levar burton" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"Goes Raymond. What's my name my name okay? Toby right no no super call waiting beeped and speaking of love love or the disillusion of it Alec Baldwin Dot Mary Today. Yeah to hilarious. Thomas in New York The wedding was a Catholic ceremony. Only at Saint Patrick's old cathedral and Tina Fey was there as well as woody Allen and Stephen Baldwin. Now that's what this article says. And I'm wondering where the other Baldwin's not attend instant instant. They have worth mentioning Stephen. I feel like that the other ones are ahead of Steven in terms of mentioning. Well there's Billy Wright there's there's Daniel she's got to open a comedy club doesn't she hilario with your. That's it right. There's another more like come on. That's you're calling instead. She does Yoga. Baldwin looks amazed Hamady dropped like forty pounds or something. It's getting a lot of exercise. Beating up pop erotics platelets Nice. I love fucking love that guy. And he's right and I know what I love. I love when the Paparazzi is getting. The you know hand clamp on the bicep except kind of pushing them back and because there's a camera on them and they're going to try to sue later they have to go. Oh my arm except for just a twenty six year old. A guy who's a little bit Chubby standing around and Alec Baldwin. His fifty two grabs their shoulders. As like. Oh shut up. You're pushing et Cetera version of flopping here in America. Yes yeah wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute Alec Baldwin Fifty two no seriously It could be fifty three fifty four. Okay all right. Don't be a one offer. He's fifty four fifty four fifty four all all right before all right okay. Good clearly you look good to older. You are fifty-five Jesus Christ see look at you the fuck genetics genetics. All right. We're where we yeah. God bless him good. I wonder if can can basically there's gotta be just going insane somewhere right into her. Yeah she's nuts. I mean troll that shit through medication. Yes yes but when you're nuts and you have some money you don't have to listen to doctors and what people around us not like you have your system going. Hey Bitch take fucking mets rushing of money and you're crazy money and you're crazy you pay people on the payroll to keep on your meds. You know what I'm saying. That's that's the very same thought. That's that's a great point. No that's the whole sort of Howard Hughes Wallace sound kind of whatever. Think Phil Spector are kind of great hair fell nuts and nobody's ever really gonNA straighten you out there the luck let me nuts. People don't WanNa be medicated though. Well there's two kinds of nuts there's two kinds of there's two places where you get. You don't get straightened out the very bottom of the nuts socioeconomic ladder. That's just guy walking around the street fucking can screaming about Korea. You know what I mean. Dragging dog along with a lamp cord. That person doesn't as mets because everyone's like fucking nuts salon near that guy like who the hell wants to take take that guy's got fucking crabs in his beard like I don't want to deal with him then there's top of the food chain nuts. Phil Spector back. There kind of nuts like that guy's got a mansion and a forty four and I'm not going to you master bedroom places. Yes yeah you go you go. Oh up or Brian Wilson or something you go up to the fucking master suite whereas cleaning it's GonNa tell it's gotta take his meds. I'm not going up there. And among the payroll by the way and he just locks himself in his room all day and my my checks clear so I don't give a fuck the only thing I'll hold on a second then there's inbetween nuts inbetween cuts. Is You got a couple of kids. You got a boss you make a hundred and ten grand a year you gotta wife. And she's going. Hey you're fucking you need to be on your mets like you have. If somebody telling you you're going to lose your job you miss two days is we've because he went on when you're hyper manic moments you almost got fucking fire. You will get fired. I will divorce you. Take your medication Blah Blah Blah. That person gets help but feel like the middle gets helped. The very bottom doesn't get help because we don't WanNa touch them in the very top that's going to help because they don't have to listen to us. Go ahead show. Everything is the only thing is Brian. Wilson's of the world. The Phil Spector of the world. It makes financial sense of your on the payroll. We'll to not fuck with them because they're gonna sit there and be crazy and the checks are gonNA roll in from royalties or whatever that Michael Jackson or Howard Hugh from inventions from royalties the Kim basinger. The world is a is a is a cash cow. Not being milked like she she gets on the bed she gets back into acting and she's making money like Brian. Brian Ryan Wilson obviously could have won out and toured with the beach boys all throughout the you know eighties or nineties or whenever he was just getting fat in bed. There's money to be made for these guys working. Yeah there's royalties checks coming in and they can sustain it and who knows what how is she and what you guys speak like you have firsthand can basinger nuts experience. agreeance we teamed or about four years ago. She was fucking nuts. That's great on the futons. She wouldn't stop screaming stop this. I'm an Oscar winning actress right now. That's that's when I decided to introduce the Oscar into actual which was the credit that she kept pushing down your throat eight mile. That's right I was an email yeah she lansing housing yelling five and a half mile. I didn't get it at first. Then you're right right. That is the same sense humor joke humor. I don't know where she she works with other material very well She moved onto hilarious. She seems nuts and and then the problem is is you know. She's been trading on her. Look she's talented. But she was so exquisite looking. And then you know the years catch up and then you start art and then who knows and then I think there's a thing but you guys tell me what you think because I've been thinking about this a little because I've been thinking about Pam Anderson Lately And when you are woman who's very traditionally beautiful new trade on your looks and that's how we know you in society and then those looks go and your mind starts going a little bit and you put on a few pounds and you put on a couple of wrinkles grey hairs and that kind of stuff you then cannot really really be seen like Alec Baldwin can go out and be fat and be bearded and be at the supermarket and gives a shit as a matter of fact Alec Baldwin could just have a shirt off off at Sandra pain. have his guts hanging out over short. If you're Kim basinger and you go out and you look like shit like for all we know. She's packed on forty pounds and looks like hell. She has to become a hermit now. Because if you will be going out. Linda hands when they're all of a sudden doing ads for Jenny. Craig or something. Yeah Yeah or come full circle put their shit back together. got a trainer Blah Blah Blah. But she in a way has to lock herself inside her house. Uh decided she's crazy and fat. That's why we haven't heard from her late. Let's right I think there's something with her. I think there's always something and I've talked to Baldwin. What about her a little bit and impartial jury? Yeah Yeah they have a child together. Yes they do Who is is how old? He's gotta be seven gotta be eighteen nineteen by now well thirteen around the time of the whole scandal. Probably Thirteen fourteen about three gone when the ship went down. So Yeah it's gotTa be eighteen. Nineteen by now. It's going to be one of those things where we find out. She's thirty two and the fuck she sixteen. Well yeah she was. That was In murdy today that's today from today. Yeah Oh she's sixteen today. Yeah Yeah Ireland Baldwin Sixteen Parties As with Dad Alec on Eve of Wedding. Yeah Stephen And she's six like Kim. Yeah you you can do a lot worse than life. God mentioned those two for your fucking parents and by the way people forget about him. See a picture of him when he was twenty nine. I keep a bit of all right. It was leading man. Ah Shit all right. Let's bring it on home baby. News Alison.

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"levar burton" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

28:06 min | 10 months ago

"levar burton" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"And and and and then nixon resigned yes grace but that's that whole thing that the unwinding of watergate that took a couple of years yeah now what happens when routes comes now i mean it's i mean how soon before you can't go to the grocery store i was actually in the grocery store when it happened it's time wow yeah and they're and they're my picture nil cover this was this was the day after night one no it was the day after night too i watched night one here in los angeles then drove up to watch night too with my family in sacramento that's nice so that was awesome oh my gosh i can only imagine yeah and so it's the morning after night to and i'm in the grocery store my pictures on the cover of tv guide magazine and and and the checker recognizes me and pretty soon there's a crowd wow yeah and how is it exciting is weird is it scare sorry yes all all of that all of that yeah it is strange to be feel looked at you know to to go through your whole life just being another person and then all of a sudden you feel you can see the heads turning and stuff and i mean you know they amount of it that i get very manageable and being nice and very comfortable because you know people people know me they obviously they probably like me you know i think that's universally true yeah about you well thank you but i mean but it's not i'm not like you know tom hanks who just like everybody knows tom hanks yes he's part of the culture everybody loves him yeah yeah but at that point you're part of the culture well be immediately yes yeah what's the biggest television then yeah ever at that point yeah wow and are you aware of that when yes acute immediately immediately aware of me but but i mean yeah it's impact was immediate impact was instant on the nation grab america by the throat and it didn't let go find room nights i remember area and then it was it was the national obsession and then genealogy became the big it pastime the word roots took on a different meaning in in the lexicon of language just was it was it was a moment yeah i like to say about about routes it is the one time i can remember when there was one america yeah wow i think so yeah there was one america we were all engaged in the same thing at the same time and we were all impacted some of differently than others but we were all in the soup yeah together yeah and actually it's for what ah what it represented culturally in the depiction of slavery let's see that bat siemens giving you know before that it's all this romantic gone with the wind shit you know yeah and and all of a sudden it's like oh no time to take the blinders on yeah like this this is what this is what it was this is what we're built on right now people still can't stay local wrapping themselves like why do you have to bring that up because it's pretty informative yeah why are you still crying about what happened two hundred years ago it's still it's still happening yeah yeah it's a continuation and it's not coming yeah and he's not crying yeah it's it's it's it's just yeah noting noting a problem a lotta people being honest about about a situation for a lot of people i think the pushback stems from the the the acknowledged or acknowledged truth that deep you really don't feel that the other people of color or women or immigrants you don't feel like they deserve what you deserve that's the bottom line absolutely no it's it well and i mean this isn't anything that i that i didn't invent this notion but you know racism has been a wonderful way to keep poor white people from getting angry at rich white being it's really it's a very effective tool really by really handy developed and implemented it by people in power looking to maintain yeah that that that their hold on power right right well anyway yeah racism yeah it's a bummer there's that yeah now how what what is your life like after routes i mean after it sort of dies down a little i mean what well that's when the real living you go easy was there are you not that type where you know it was wine women and song oh that kind of crazy yeah okay yeah i'm twenty i'm twenty on the cover of time magazine you can't even drink league right oh my god that's hilarious yeah yeah but i bet you i bet you could get served oh god yeah yeah yeah who's gonna turn down kunti kingdom ID oh you did yeah oh yeah that's a vague idea my kid has not clever enough to get one ballsy enough to to to have it work yeah i've heard there's a there there's i think i think it's a couple in los angeles they're like they're living for years has been revived by LA high schools in series i wanna see that show on television they're pretty good i bet yeah you don't make a living now you don't yeah yeah no i actually man that'd be fun that would be fun to sorta like find those people now that's podcasts talk about people so what i mean house what what kind of work is happening basically who is the weekend do you finish school no oh you just i i got on the surfboard and i was determined to short wave petered out yup well and if the point is to become a working actor you were i was working act and that was the point i mean i my plan was to to graduate with a BFA in then moved to new york and hustle my way on the stage yeah but i'll i'll take the t the path that put in front of me have you done a lot stage work a little incentive not yet you're not a whole lot lot i mean these interest rate or is it okay not done time i know i know but you know that because the especially for someone that's coming so much from that theater background to work so heavily in film and television oh i just just found it a a a a satisfying medium in terms of being able to make a difference yeah oh yeah that is true as a i recognize the reaches so much the race so much over then then then the impact is so much more broad you can have some impact being in the pulpit every week or being on a broadway stage eight times a week but when you have a camera and an audience of millions this that's power full potential minister absolutely absolutely no one it's an it's not to be squander now i don't see exactly i feel very strongly had it is not to be gone yeah that it is an opportunity to to really lean into and cherish and to have a very significant sense of response ability around right while still entertaining yes yeah can't you can't be a preacher no no sneaky you can certainly in things messages yeah you know i have twitter follower i you know and i talk about politics on twitter and people are like liar you know it's usually people that disagreed me why are you potentially alienating half of the people it's a we'll because people listening and i think there's some important things that need at least in my opinion it's my it's my goddamn twitter feed i'm going to do with it what i want being in show business does nice surrender my citizens right to live here and i got to live with myself yeah and it's and it yeah there's a lot of the fucked up shit going on abbie that needs to be talked about to be talked about yeah people just don't wanna talk not not only does need to be talked about needs to be challenged yeah yeah now when does does reading rainbow happened before star trek yeah how does reading rainbow come about i had done a television series PBS for kids called reebok and was produced by a GBH WGN in boston yeah so i'd head a show's terrific little show it was two profiles in every episode of children let's say a kid up on a ranch in montana and kid growing up in florida who is a diver ideas by by by exploring there early life you know you get a sense of of kids in different places from where you are but the similarities between them and and you and and the differences yeah right yeah that's great they had a a a plan to shoot in the near term i was in new york on my way to africa and there used to be a show on NBC in the year called if at five with sue simmons yeah and we were the hall from them if that's right you will yeah so as celebrity interview in the middle of clock news yeah and the producers saw me an thought let's see if we can't find him and talk to him so they tracked me down to my hotel i was on my way africa and they picked it to work or i was on my way to do an american sportsman oh cool and they pitched it to me over the phone and and i said yeah so i literally landed a about a month later and then went to the set well how to shoot episode one is it in boston you know we shot in new york city in new york city yeah that's what the production company was okay now you've become sort of a evangelist for reading was that occur the existing condition or was it something that yeah yeah you were always a a reader my mother was an english teacher yeah my greenhouse were reading was mandatory yeah and once i cracked the code i was like i was often running yeah yeah i couldn't get enough yeah couldn't get enough and and and so then it was just sort of a natural thing andy you know the roots experience was one that really opened my eyes in terms of the power of the medium the shear power that we have in our hands when we tell these stories and if you tell a powerful story and if you tell it well yes he can have impact really can so that information that experience really informed when when i had an opportunity to to use the medium for something really believed in which was to use the opportunity of engagement the vision and children it's like they're magnets right yeah and use that opportunity of engagement to actually promote literature and reading at during a time in there lives when it's really critical when a child is just learning how to read and then they take that summer vacation reading comprehension skills suffer so reading rainbow was designed as a summer gap exercise to keep kids engaged with literature during that three months really ingenious it was an and it was really counterintuitive because at the time in the educational community television was really being discussed 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"levar burton" Discussed on Small Doses

Small Doses

22:09 min | 10 months ago

"levar burton" Discussed on Small Doses

"On Himalayas so you guys can all talk and we're going to figure out some fun stuff to do and you're GONNA get all that ad free it's Himalayas plus and you can go subscribe to never seen it on their this exciting if you go on and.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"You know but fidel it but for us sex growing i'm forty nine going up from me i'm channel nine it's almost sounds young ninthgrade was when we had sex edge guys ninthgrade young they are now giving it in fifth grade that's a big difference at a great step in the right direction the in my opinion but parents must people children are getting pregnant at eleven young you must talk to your children as early as they can understand it and receive the information and low as a pair who knows asia peru for your child corrected information to me how welker y'all have to be hill who creates the conjured for m a lavarra burton kids we license the books um from publishers large and small we convert them into from pds into digital assets and then the video field trips we do in we do ourselves so okay so if i went to lavarra britain kids' right now uh and it's for the kids of eight rate age ranges of what a kindergarten third grade third grade yeah so um it's it's like a book club it is a it is a digital library it is um in the consumer version over five hundred bucks in the version for schools is over a thousand books and video field trips and in the school version there are lessened plans for teachers and it's basically an an and adventure of of discovery exploration work child can fine books and educational video field trips that they're going to want to watch and they're going to want to read um and they're grouped around subjects if you your kit is an animal's you'd point them to animal kingdom island of union likes mysteries and adventure stories there's action adventure in magical tales island so the kids go to the islands took consume the content that they are already predisposed wanting to to experience it ever hospital curriculum as well abc susan well if your kid isn't across stressing what i learned that what island do they go in fez the island yes the i very david earlier yeah okay sure an island heavy very rare.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"Our purpose when there is of ninety naive fred rodgers being the late mr rogers yes novel reagan lee you know i had in on a i mean i'm not gonna call it unethical but i just think it was a very the un you had arrived i should not a crush on how it was an obsession with him i didn't growing up i i grew up in electric company okay sesame street this is where i found morgan freeman yes freedom marina s like these are how these people were introduced into my life and my parents both worked so the tv was our babysitter that's just the fact of the matter nieto that all these new studies this knack but that's what i was raised on saturday morning cartoons fat albert mike jackson five that's where i grew up on in new jersey point so you had you had an obsession with mr rogers really come and tolling high school wasn't a crush but what i started to find the comedy in his it live real livery to them and his pure in is you hear it he was just like i found something in him in high school kid i didn't have his famous line he said stick with the kind people were what was his he said look for the hellers look for the helpers for the helpers that in times of trouble in tragedy look for the helpers there are always people who are trying now and it's interesting you said that about the stories are how the stories begin really help us in those times it because the stories also become the helpers yes there the things that reminders who were really are and what we're here to do and i touched on being you know being an entertainer and and how you're able to sustain yourself especially when as a sensitive suites sweetheart guineau you work with all the emotion you work with all and a lot of times sometimes becomes overwhelming so the stories and the helpers which are stories.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"They they all from sicily from from dr meyer from lou gusset um from area roads moses gun g took jen for asia oh they all the embraced me as the kid and they taught me what it meant to be a professional actor yeah they really did they they they imbued me with the value of of their experience in terms of this is what it means to be a professional to be on time i'm right to to know your lives ride to carry yourself at a certain way um it was direct instruction and learning by example um and and i went to school you certainly did to school it was interesting because it i if i remember correctly it where was a big search at a big question mark as to who would play kuhnt again today because everybody was familiar with the book and of course a story really hinges on on this character and so you had a lot of weight on your shoulders at that time didn't recognize it didn't do now wendy genuine did you recognize it wasn't until really years later you know yeah that that that i understood from the position that i was in when i was nineteen i mean you mood years later right like twenty year yeah like what are years later when i thought oh my god that was a lot of pressure yell for a nineteen year old kid but i i didn't internalize it because i didn't i didn't i didn't recognize.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"Twenty six sixteen last year yasser and you were you did they ask you come aboard yet his heart of the team at running away they asked me to come on board they asked me to come on board and and at first when i first heard that that they were going to do a remake of routes i was uh i was not in favor of it um but then i i had a conversation with mark walker who was the the the the executive producer and the son of david walker who go yeah original right and mark told me his story and that he had shown the original to his children and i think his son was like 13 at the time and they watched it but at the end of of it they said dead we understand why routes is important but it's kind of like your music is just doesn't speak to us and interest and mark said i recognize that if we were going to keep this really important story alive in the culture that it would be necessary to retail this story in a storytelling language that this generation understands ring i got that immediately and i was when he signed the name ragsdale 2050 what no eight years who your scenes with um in in within the original yeah oh my god my first by first day on the set as a professional actors cicely tyson played my other oh my goodness my angelo play my grandmother what i was in actor have you know what i'm saying yeah and i was a kid i was a kid i didn't know she couldn't have messed up if you tried because they would lift up wow less it is sisley tyson plays your mother in this thing yeah what do you what did you learn from her.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"Lead and weigh in on on who gets cast in who doesn't it's not just the it's the producers in the riders and the network um oftentimes they're just wanting you to come in and nail it in the room they want to see the performance in the room they just want to see it as so that that everybody can sign off and you know nordbat nobody asks her neck out yet right nobody goes out on a limb for anybody for for one actor and over another did you they see you do it in the room you get the game right right halt when you go on additions or ten years ago twenty years ago when you go who did you always see in the audition room who what other actors were always there's like oh my god year year again and i went into a an audition when when time this is a few years back but they had every black actor of a certain age stacked up like firewood um in this room and it was so disheartening not i mean the room was it was a just a who's who of shirt beautiful black men glenn term in yeah and and and robert hook and uh i mean it just it it was it was an amazing assembly of talent oprah's legends ball right but the fact that all of these men were in that that one place all look out to get a gig it just it her my are why did her earhardt because you know that's the nature of again we're doing it it is it hurt my heart because.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"The the life of an actor is not easy i mean we suffer rejection um all the time as a part of what we do um and it's oftentimes not about your talent it's about something personal about you you don't have the right look you don't have the right hair you don't have the right skin color you don't have the right voice the something about you that that causes them to just go in a different direction and that's hard you really really have to develop a thick skin and keep coming back for more and more rejection 80s not for the week now of heart known as mrs is just now at eight how're are you at auditioning are you any good at it i you know i i reached a point in my in my career where um early on when i took umbrage at having to audition i got you know i was a little too big for my bridges not that all of our burton why should i go in an audition and i was sad petagine myself even before i got in the room and i would walk in with this attitude and i was just torpedoing any chance i ever had of getting a gig when i made the mental shift and remembered how much i loved acting and then then things started to get better and i started really enjoying the audition process that the audition was an opportunity to do something that i really love from and that that it really help me turned the corner but it's it was it it you know it was my attitude there was getting in the way you because the truth is you know there are new casting director yeah the time these kids they they don't know from route they don't know ruta and they're all show you know a lot of times i find that uh that the production wants to know that you are someone who's willing to play the game yeah because a lot of times the audition is just a matter of saying is he willing or um and and and having directed a lot of television i i recognize that part of it game is because there are so many people who have to decide.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"Mid pete pre well prey girl i love me some squatty potty it makes going to the ladies room that's why we say the ladies room because we got a meeting and if there's the media in the late israel i just makes it it so much easier and i just what you know i know they have an a new portable one he added gotta get because you know when i travel or when i you know working on different sat zones how can a half that now we we need the portable one at squatty potty has a whole bunch of different designs making your porcelain thrown fit for any queant gang or agree china movement by visiting squatty pottycomruehe and receive a free bottle of fruity booty hey protobuddhist toilets thrive with efforts going to do that out twenty dollars or more i remember i heavy call it is a happy live have already bodey that's the new nickname i think everybody could use some extra money yes i know that's right well you should try lift you know the ride sharingthat let you be your own boss pick your own hours in earn up to fifteen hundred dollars a we let you say it driving your own car i love that and we have a special offer for you sign up today at liftcomruehe and you'll get a five hundred dollar new driver bonus after you complete one 100 rise within thirty days that's a five hundred dollars will go to livecomare you right now get yourself some money we've got love far burton here michelle is is obsessed with storage fiber really really a big trekkie at that time i started with that was generation view within the next generation yet i syringes started with the the originals hattrick stewart was up.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"Did you have mentors who said listen it did sammy say listen kiddo a chunk of junk which on you gotta do this year i've i've got i've received advice from from a lot of people including including sam over the what did sam say hang in there kid hanging over him hang in there that's easier said than done editing there's so many other things that you in this business that you don't the noone could tell you about because in my experience the hardest thing is staying interested in it long enough to allow the blessing to come through because there are lots of dark nights of the seoul there are in this business especially when you're using your body and your intellect to to maintain this i mean europe's rained yeah yourself self propelling engineer set your ear good your wear is you as you yes yeah so how do you keep that in testing interested is really is is really the key in it's one of the reasons why i started diversifying as soon as i could in my career and branching off into writing and producing and directing is reading rebels your baby yeah you own reading rail no i i had a i had a an exclusive perpetual worldwide license for six years for reading rainbow i was the host for for twenty six years and then brought it back for a new generation of digital earners with with with the app with uh the reading ramble app thanking you can parents find that now it's it's now called sky berry and i earlier this summer in august i m.

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"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"levar burton" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee? with Michelle Visage

"A guys all go up to live in the hills we're in the hills i won addresses and i'll watch because he doesn't live there anymore doesn't somebody somebody somebody dakhli you've met everybody in the bid i think i have michael jackson yes and what was that lack of jackson at the roxie here on sensible zong said took a blocked from here filming right right after off the wall came out on a in seventy nine yeah yeah and he eighty goodyear's good years in fact the first time i ever whit to the roxie it was to see shocker con you're kidding zero square busy show up is she was there a huh back then she had a reputation for not show will not as bad as lie oh right whoever meets line i i never met silvester stewart now young no you're big fan big fan what is your favorite slice stone song with that hold the hit rate is everything on their b now out my i really end ceo and offshore his beats have been sampled and use over well you know um in re in m e rhythm nation isn't always a jungle bogey in janet jackson's doug only gangjian to note janet jackson's rhythm nation i think job i can say designer families stone is is the sample in rhythm nation with an inch i believe so now live our burton a so many years in this bizarre because routes was roots was seventy forty years ago with six seventy six seventy six year our bicentennial could were there different directors on that yes there were david greene direct to the first three hours hour forwards john urban no our for was marvin chomsky or maybe it was john hermon them marvin chomsky and then george sanford brown oh george several brethren the rookies yes now now of course for y'all he's the black eye on that.

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