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The possible resurrection of the popular and well-remembered PBS show could help a new generation learn how to read as current education systems are not performing too well.


You’re about to come down with a severe case of childhood nostalgia.

“Reading Rainbow,” the 1980s children’s show that aired on PBS, was responsible for teaching literacy to millions of children across the country. In fact, America probably wouldn’t be able to read without host LeVar Burton smoothly narrating us through adventurous tales and teaching us the life lessons held between the pages of his favorite books. And now, after ending its 26-year long run on TV, Burton is hoping to save America’s youth once more by reviving “Reading Rainbow” via his Kickstarter campaign.

The campaign, which launched today, is hoping to raise funds in order to offer a version of the Emmy-winning children’s program on the Internet. Burton says the world wide web is the best way to reach his select audience and it totally fits with what the show is all about. “You take advantage of where kids are. Back in the ’80s that was in front of the television set,” Burton told The Verge. “Today, you have to have access to the web.”



Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post

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