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LeVar Burton makes his ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host debut on Monday

The beloved former “Reading Rainbow” host and producer, who’s known for his roles as Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Kunta Kinte in “Roots,” will be behind the lectern through July 30, according to the show’s website.

The show is making donations — equal to the amount of money won during each guest’s tenure — to a charity of their choice.

Burton takes over from “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts, who raised $164,410 for Be The Match, which helps patients battling blood cancers and diseases get blood stem cell or marrow transplants, during her time on the show.

He will be raising money for Reading is Fundamental, a literacy group that provides free books and reading resources to children.

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