National Press Club

Children's Issues

March 18, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 55 minutes

Actor and children's literacy advocate LeVar Burton will discuss "Children, Personal Responsibility and Everyday Miracles." He is currently national co-chair with First Lady Laura Bush of PBS's literacy campaign, "Share-A-Story" and national spokesman for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN). Each year CMN's network of 170 hospitals treat 17 million children and provide more than $2.5 billion in charitable care. This is Mr. Burton's 21st year as executive producer and host of the PBS children's television series Reading Rainbow, which has earned him a total of ten Emmy Awards, five NAACP Awards and multiple nominations.