Actor LeVar Burton (RootsStar Trek) is hoping to bring back his influential series Reading Rainbow, which aired on PBS from 1983-2006. Burton has started a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise $1 million to create a web-based show.


From The Chicago Tribune:

[Burton] also plans on offering a “classroom version” of the program for teachers and is spearheading a not-for-profit that will give copies of “Reading Rainbow” away to low-income schools for free. The campaign offers various rewards for donating, including potentially getting to wear his famous “Star Trek” visor.

“So lets do it this, y’all,” Burton said. “Together we can create and deliver a proven tool for encouraging the love of reading to millions of children. We can genuinely change the world, one children’s book at a time.

Read more at The Chicago Tribune

The new version of Reading Rainbow would be available to any child with access to the Internet.

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