The Return of Reading Rainbow!! Levar Burton set record on Kickstarter!!

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That’s right! The classic children’s program we ‘80s babies grew up on is coming back. LeVar Burton used Kickstarter to raise funds to return his beloved show the airwaves. His goal was $1 million. The goal was met in one day and surpassed in two days to $5 million. With the poll closing in two days, Burton can stand to raise more. With these funds, Reading Rainbow will be distributed to classrooms as a web series with plans to return the series to television. During its run from 1983 to 2006, Reading Rainbow has won an amazing 26 Emmys. Burton brought the show back in 2012 as an app for tablets. It would certainly be a welcome sight to see a worthy children’s show back on the air.

Here’s LeVar’s campaign for Kickstarter

And for old time’s sake

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