Reading Rainbow
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Reading Rainbow

30 min
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 35 wins & 87 nominations
Country: USA
LeVar Burton
Himself - Host (150 episodes, 1983-2005)
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After the cancellation of the TV series, Burton received the copyright and developed a IOs educational app for Apple mobile devices. In 2014, Burton decided to do a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to establish Reading Rainbow as both an app for Android OS mobile devices and a class reading supplement resource for underfunded schools. The initial goal of the 30 day campaign was $1 million, which was achieved within 11 hours of starting. At the end of the full campaign, over $6 million was raised with the aid of $1 million by Seth MacFarlane who made his contribution when $5 million was reached.
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Host LeVar Burton continued hosting the series while also co-starring in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). In 1988, the most popular "Reading Rainbow" episode of all time (Reading Rainbow: The Bionic Bunny Show (1988)) featured a behind-the-scenes look at the making of TNG. Most notably, the episode included a set of TNG bloopers - the only legal release of such material.
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LeVar Burton: I'll see you next time.
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LeVar Burton: [about to have kids introduce more recommended books] Of course, you don't have to take *my* word for it.
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Photos from cast
Herk Harvey