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Reading Rainbow LeVar BurtonWe’ve previously reported about LeVar Burton’s efforts to keep the Reading Rainbow name alive, even though the TV show was cancelled back in 2006. Burton, who most notably starred in the Roots mini-series and Star Trek: The Next Generation, was the host of Reading Rainbow on PBS for 21 seasons and 155 episodes.

In September, he launched a new company called RRKidz and is currently working on a Reading Rainbow iPad app.

Burton has been a very active Twiter user and recently tried to register the @readingrainbow handle. He found that the name had already been taken but hadn’t been used in three years. Burton tried to contact the person but couldn’t get a response.

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Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow: LeVar Burton Organizing Flash Mob for Cancelled Series

June 30, 2011
As we reported last year, LeVar Burton is hoping to revive Reading Rainbow, his long-running but cancelled PBS series, for a new generation. In Read more . . .
<em>Reading Rainbow:</em> LeVar Burton Teases Again About Show’s Return

Reading Rainbow: LeVar Burton Teases Again About Show’s Return

March 24, 2010
Host LeVar Burton introduced each episode of Reading Rainbow and encouraged young viewers to find out more about interesting topics through reading, saying “But you Read more . . .
Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

A PBS series inspired by Paul Hafer Schupbach, this Emmy Award-winning and Peabody Award-winning show encourages children to read. Schupbach was the founding director of the Great Plains National Instructional Television Library at University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and also taught speech and radio classes.
<em>Reading Rainbow:</em> Why Is the Cancelled Show Leaving the Airwaves after 26 Years?

Reading Rainbow: Why Is the Cancelled Show Leaving the Airwaves after 26 Years?

August 29, 2009
At least for now, it looks like the story of PBS’ venerable Reading Rainbow has ended. For the first time in 26 years, young viewers Read more . . .

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