Posts tagged "reading rainbow"

I Was Blessed By LeVar Burton

Remember when, a few months ago, LeVar Burton -- best known as an actor for his roles in "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" -- launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the iconic PBS children's show, "Reading Rainbow"? The goal was to raise $1 million over the course of 30 days,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

“Reading Rainbow” Host LeVar Burton Reads Go The Fuck To Sleep For Charity

As if we didn't love LeVar Burton enough already. The "Reading Rainbow" host, who's quite possibly the greatest storyteller of our generation, read Adam Mansbach's children's book, Go The Fuck To Sleep, for a crowd of adults during Rooster Teeth's 24…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 27, 2014

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

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2014

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

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.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2012

Nostalgia Bomb: 10 Awesome Kids’ Shows And What They Taught Us

Educational television in the 80s and early 90s was undeniably awesome: I mean, we had LeVar Burton encouraging us to read, an astronaut teaching us how to draw, a Jack Russell Terrier acting out Don Quixote, and a variety of manic scientists conducting crazy experiments for our viewing pleasure. No wonder we turned out so…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 27, 2012

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…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 23, 2010