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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive ‘Reading Rainbow’



LeVar Burton isn’t giving up when it comes to ‘Reading Rainbow,’ as he wants to bring the popular children's program back as a web series to continue encouraging children to read.

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He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign and has 35 days to reach his goal of $1,000,000. Well, according to the site and as of this publishing, he’s raised over $1.6 million and has over 35,000 backers.

"Over the past year, I have watched Kickstarter bring communities together to support artists and inventors,” Burton writes on the website. “Again and again, I have been inspired by watching like-minded people team up to accomplish impossible dreams, and to change the world. Now, I am hoping you will join me on my mission: to bring ‘Reading Rainbow’ back for every child, everywhere."

Originally airing on PBS, ‘Reading Rainbow’ ran from 1983 until it was canceled in 2006, but continued to air reruns until 2009.

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Written by: akoerner
May 28th, 2014, 11:10 pm

Images courtesy of PBS

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