Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-04-08 05:17:00 –
(NEXSTAR) – LeVar Burton has captured the hearts of millions of children as a longtime host of “Reading Rainbow”. Currently, online petitions are trying to secure him as a host for another popular show.
As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly 180,000 people signed Petition at Change.org It’s trying to make Burton the top job in “Jeopardy!”.
Last year, the beloved host, which is synonymous with game shows Alex Trebek dies of cancer..
Since his death List of celebrity hosts I wore Trebek’s very big shoes such as Katie Couric, Dr. Oz and Aaron Rodgers.
Burton, who starred in “Roots” and “Star Trek,” supports the petition himself.
Recently, as the petitions gained momentum, it caught the attention of Stephen Colbert, the host of the “late show.”
Burton fans and petition signers are also calling out to give them the “power they need” to hire a “Reading Rainbow” host.
“Throughout my life, LeVar Burton has been a symbol of wisdom, literacy, and humanity. I don’t think there is any other successor to the late Alex Trebek.”
Another said: “Now that I’ve seen this, I can’t think of any other host candidate. Burton probably taught Jeopardy! Contestants will have the same gentle gravity as Trebek’s way of reading as a kid.”
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