LeVar Burton is best known for hosting the children’s educational program Reading Rainbow. It won 26 Emmy Awards, including his 12 Emmys for hosting and producing. In 2016, he launched a new online educational service based on the television series, Reading Rainbow Skybrary for Schools. Burton began his career starring as Kunta Kinte in Roots, which earned him an Emmy award nomination in 1977. He co-produced a remake of the show that premiered 2016. He also starred in the show Star Trek: The Next Generation.