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LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Donations

LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter Donations
"Take a look, it's in a book, it's a reading rainbowwwww!

It’s been only one day since LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funds to reboot iconic children’s show “Reading Rainbow” and he’s already hit over $2 million,¬†twice¬†his original goal. In the video above, watch LeVar — aka Geordi LaForge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — tearfully react to hitting $1 million:

“I am overwhelmed. Thank you so much. This is going to enable us to really, really do a lot of good. I am so proud that this community has come together to support this effort and it’s a people’s thing. It’s the $5, it’s the $10, it’s the $25, it’s the $1 pledges and it’s unbelievable. Or actually, it’s very believable. Thank you do much. We are literally changing the world, one children’s book at a time.”

So so so awesome. I am not embarrassed to say that if “Reading Rainbow” does indeed hit our television screens again, I’ll be watching from time to time too. [YouTube]

Take A Look, It’s In A Book: A Reading Rainbow Remix

Auto-Tuned Mr. Rogers
Mister Rogers gets auto-tuned! Watch »
Sing it, LeVar!

If you loved the Mister Rogers remix, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest offering from those clever auto-tuners at PBS Digital Studios: Reading Rainbow Remixed. LeVar Burton’s soothing voice is ready to coax you back into the magical world of reading, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Just push play to listen for yourself! [YouTube]

An Ode To “Reading Rainbow”

Last weekend, I was in a bar with five friends and we were talking about the television shows we loved when we were kids. Somehow, we all started singing the “Reading Rainbow” theme song in our corner booth. Heads turned as we belted out, “Take a look/It’s in a book/A reading rainbow/I can go anywhere …” But we didn’t stop—we are all proud former Rainbowheads. So imagine my surprise today when I saw that LeVar Burton, the actor from “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation Actor” turned the star/executive producer of “Reading Rainbow,” announced via Twitter that a reboot of the show could be in the works. “You heard it here first,” he said. “Reading Rainbow 2.0 is in the works! Stay tuned for more info. But, you don’t have to …” Keep reading »

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