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LeVar Burton: Criticism Of Reading Rainbow Is ‘Bullsh*t'

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actor LeVar Burton attends the Reading Rainbow's 30th anniversary celebration at Dylan's Candy Bar on June 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ben Horton/FilmMagic) | Ben Horton via Getty Images

Never underestimate the power of nostalgia: children’s television classic Reading Rainbow, fueled largely by massive amounts of millennials making five and ten dollar donations, is making a comeback. LeVar Burton’s Kickstarter, “Bring Reading Rainbow Back For Every Child, Everywhere” has already raised almost $3.5 million, far above and beyond its initial $1 million goal. His plan is to build upon the extraordinarily successful Reading Rainbow tablet app, RRKidz, making a new Reading Rainbow that would be accessible on all platforms and in classrooms.

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