All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reading Rainbow’

William Shatner Drinks With Levar Burton, Talks Reading Rainbow

William Shatner’s hit web video series, Brown Bag Wine Tasting, has had several great guests from a wide variety of backgrounds, including celebrity chef Alton Brown, as well as a butcher, a magician, a marijuana dealer, a cosplayer, a cosmetic surgeon, and now an educator. And that is how Shatner’s latest guest, Star Trek’s Levar Burton, is represented, as an …

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LeVar Burton Takes Kids on a Tweeting Rainbow Adventure

With apologies to Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel has the best Twitter-themed bits on late night. And with apologies to Reading Rainbow, I’m pretty sure that I’m more interested in watching LeVar Burton host Tweeting Rainbow. Maybe we can just start another Kickstarter? Imagine, LeVar Burton teaching kids the ins and outs of Twitter – from retweets to subtweets, from favoriting …

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Reading Rainbow Takes a Dark Turn Following Massively Successful Kickstarter Campaign

You know how we all just pledged a ton of money so that LevAr Burton can revive Reading Rainbow, on the web, for a new generation? Ok, maybe we shouldn’t have done that. Reading gives knowledge, and knowledge is power. What kind of power can be obtained from simply taking a look, in a book? Apparently, godlike. And what happens …

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Star Trek Actor Seeks Help For Reading Rainbow

Quick question: Do you have $1? Chances are that you do. Believe it or not, that one buck is more than enough to make a huge difference in a wonderful campaign. LeVar Burton, the actor best known for playing Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge on Star Trek, recently began a kickstarter campaign to bring back another show dear to his …

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LeVar Burton And “Reading Rainbow”: Questions Arise

LeVar Burton has been all over the web in the past two days after seeing his Kickstarter campaign for a reboot of “Reading Rainbow” hit and surpass the $1 million goal within its first 24 hours of being up. Burton filmed the moment the numbers turned over to $1 million and recorded a teary message for all his backers, saying …

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LaVar Burton: Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

Reading Rainbow was one of the most popular kid’s television shows from 1983 until 2006, and was hosted by none other than LaVar Burton. The show continued to run re-runs until 2009, when it was finally taken from the network. Now, Burton is wanting to bring back Reading Rainbow for a whole new generation of kids, and launched a Kickstarter …

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LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton started a campaign on Kickstarter this morning to raise $1 million to bring back Reading Rainbow. If the crowdsourced project …

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It’s Reading Rainbow’s Turn in the PBS Icons Remixed Series

With their Icons Remixed series, PBS Digital Studios is doing it right. So far, they’ve taken some of the best personalities from their decades of programming and given them a freshening up of sorts. And the results have been great. Today, another classic PBS icon gets the remix treatment: LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow. “For years, LeVar Burton and Reading …

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Reading Rainbow App Comes to iPad

When Reading Rainbow aired its last episode back in 2006, millions of teens and 20-somethings shed a nostalgic tear for one of their favorite childhood TV shows. Now those same kids-at-heart can relive those childhood memories and interact with them on their iPad. LeVar Burton, the host and producer of Reading Rainbow, announced this week that the Reading Rainbow app …

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Geordi From Star Trek Takes Control Of Twitter!

LeVar Burton, Star Trek’s Lieutenant Geordi, and also Reading Rainbow’s TV show host of 26 years, has attempted to take control of the handle @ReadingRainbow. Apparently while trying to register for the handle he discovered that someone else already beat him to it. Checking into the matter further, he learned that the user holding the @ReadingRainbow Twitter name hadn’t Tweeted …

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