Seth MacFarlane pledges $1 million match for 'Reading Rainbow' reboot

June 27, 2014 3:27 PM

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Seth MacFarlane pledges $1 million match for 'Reading Rainbow' reboot

In the “Reading Rainbow” theme song, books give children “friends to know and ways to grow.” Now the series itself will be growing thanks to friend Seth MacFarlane, who has pledged $1 million toward the reboot of the award-winning kids' literacy program.

Host LeVar Burton shared the happy news in a video statement on the show’s Kickstarter page Thursday, calling MacFarlane’s generosity “stupendous.” Addressing the “Family Guy” creator directly, Burton added, “You’ve got deep pockets, baby, but you’ve got an even bigger heart.”

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