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Levar Burton Has Gone to Kickstarter to Bring Back the Reading Rainbow

By: Michael Baxter - Published: May 30, 2014 • References: kickstarter and laughingsquid
Levar Burton is a strange kind of celebrity. He had his hands firmly entrenched in Star Trek before turning his sights on scientific pursuits, mixed in with some children's reading television shows for good measure. When Reading Rainbow ended, it was a sad time for reading and children's books as a whole, but every show has its time. It turns out Levar is going to the crowdsourcing super power Kickstarter to bring the show back to the delight of every book-toting kid around.

The show won't be getting air time like it used to, but with the power of the Internet at an all-time high, does it really matter? Levar is lobbying investors to bring the show back to the Internet for a new series with all-new interactive books.