'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter soars past goal to $2 million - Metro US

‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter soars past goal to $2 million

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19:  Actor LeVar Burton attends the 'Reading Rainbow' software preview at Studio 450 on June 19, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images) LeVar Burton asked, and people delivered big time.
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Whether you grew up with “Reading Rainbow,” or you just know Jimmy Fallon’s Doors-inspired riff on the theme song, you’ll be psyched to learn that LeVar Burton, host of popular PBS children’s book series, is bringing it back. In under a day, a Kickstarter campaign raised more than $2 million to bring the program back in the form of a web series and school reading program. Burton celebrated reaching the goal by doing a Reddit AMA where he fielded comments that mostly ended up being thank-yous.

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