LEVAR BURTON IS BRINGING READING RAINBOW BACK

May 28, 2014 6:07 PM

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LEVAR BURTON IS BRINGING READING RAINBOW BACK

LeVar Burton, aka Geordi, aka Toby, aka Kunta Kinte, is a television and film personality that helped raise millions of 90s kids, myself included, as the soft-spoken host of the iconic daytime educational series Reading Rainbow. The show was taken off the air back in 2006, however, Burton wants to bring it back in a whole new way in an attempt to abate the rising illiteracy and high school drop-out rates of kids in the United States.

Burton recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which is already nearing $100,000 of its targeted $1 million goal. According to the campaign, these funds will help develop a web-enabled Reading Rainbow for both at-home and classroom use, and will provide it for free for to disad...

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