TV http://kcur.org en Star Trek Star LeVar Burton Defines His Life By Service http://kcur.org/post/star-trek-star-levar-burton-defines-his-life-service <p>Actor LeVar Burton joins <em>Central Standard</em> to talk about his career and dedication to literacy. He says he's been profoundly influenced by his mother and father who modeled for him a life of service.</p><p>Burton is an advocate for children's literacy and is working on launching the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-rainbow-read-along/id512350210?mt=8">Reading Rainbow app</a>. He will be in Kansas City on Saturday, March 15 for <a href="https://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/tag/levar-burton/">Planet Comicon</a>.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Maria Carter & Matthew Long-Middleton 52624 at http://kcur.org Star Trek Star LeVar Burton Defines His Life By Service TV Critics: New Year, New Shows http://kcur.org/post/tv-critics-new-year-new-shows <p>The new year brings a clean slate, fresh resolutions ... and new TV shows. Among these freshman programs, there might be a couple that will get us through the chill of winter.&nbsp;</p><p>On Friday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em>, we look at these offerings from the networks and from cable. Join us as we check out the story of&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a former beauty queen turned Texas Ranger and the American remake of an Australian dramedy.</span></p><p><strong>Guests: </strong></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 49226 at http://kcur.org TV Critics: New Year, New Shows Fall TV Preview: Network Vs. Cable http://kcur.org/post/fall-tv-preview-network-vs-cable <p>Do you prefer the suspense of a 22-week TV season or a gluttonous weekend marathon to watch a year of a show all at once?&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the second part of Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we take a look at what’s ahead as fall TV shows premiere in a few weeks. Kansas City Star TV critic <strong>Sara Smith</strong> joins us to share her picks and explain why cable shows are beating out their broadcast counterparts and how the networks can catch up.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:02:27 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43391 at http://kcur.org Fall TV Preview: Network Vs. Cable The Most Trusted Man In America http://kcur.org/post/most-trusted-man-america <p>Many knew him as the <strong>&ldquo;most trusted man in America,&rdquo;</strong> but how well do you <em>really </em>know <strong>Walter Cronkite</strong>?</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:58:15 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 18839 at http://kcur.org The Most Trusted Man In America