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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm

“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

Katie Oldenburg | October 27, 2014 - 10:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 6, 2012 - 11:20 am

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | March 23, 2010 - 6:20 pm