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LeVar Burton Reaches a New Generation of Readers with Reading Rainbow App

Cristy Bertini | Posted 01.17.2017 | Education
Cristy Bertini

Take a look ... it's in a Reading Rainbow app! Reborn as a virtual library service, Reading Rainbow is now reaching a whole new generation of kids wit...

"Minty Meets Her Massa"

Taii K. Austin | Posted 11.22.2016 | Black Voices
Taii K. Austin

MINTY MEETS HER MASSA is a satire on the sanitization of American history in textbooks. PLEASE WATCH UNTIL THE END TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE. ...

WATCH: MLK's Story Comes To Life With Reading Rainbow And LeVar Burton

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices

Story time just got so much better. Everyone's favorite childhood program, Reading Rainbow, has released a Martin Luther King video just in time fo...

Levar Burton's New Project Blows 'Reading Rainbow' Away

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy

This video definitely deserves a Retweet. Levar Burton already surpassed the Kickstarter goals for his "Reading Rainbow" app, and now he's setting ...

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

LeVar Burton Just Restored Our Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment

The show that taught us all how to read just made history. When LeVar Burton announced he'd be launching a Kickstarter campaign to bring his belov...

Reading Rainbow's All-Star Kickstarter Sprint to $5 Million

Turnstyle | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) What do Seth MacFarlane, Ouya, Veronica Mars, a smart watch, and Neil Young have in common? Butterfly in the sk...

LeVar Burton Just Made Our 'Star Trek' Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

Beaming all Trekkies: We have some exciting news for you! LeVar Burton can do no wrong when it comes to the Internet, and the latest "Reading Rain...

Levar Burton's New Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Perks and Stretch Goals!

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter reached it's one million dollar goal on its FIRST DAY! When we asked Levar what has been some of the most surprisin...

The One Author LeVar Burton Most Regrets Not Having Met

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books

As host and executive producer of the classic children's show "Reading Rainbow," LeVar Burton has become a literary hero for countless young readers. ...

LeVar Burton: 'Reading Rainbow' Was The 'Best Gig I've Ever Had'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment

LeVar Burton, the man who's been blowing up the Internet lately with his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back "Reading Rainbow" sat do...

LeVar Burton Calls 'Bullshit' On 'Reading Rainbow' Critics

Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

In recent weeks many Americans were transported back to their childhood, with the announcement of PBS’ Emmy Award-winning children’s program “Re...

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

ThinkProgress | JESSICA GOLDSTEIN | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books

Never underestimate the power of nostalgia: children’s television classic Reading Rainbow, fueled largely by massive amounts of millennials making f...

'Reading Rainbow' Just Got Weird

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment

Bringing "Reading Rainbow" back might not be a good thing after all. LeVar Burton's Kickstarter campaign to revive his beloved children's show has...

This Kids Show Is Coming Back To Life

The Huffington post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.30.2014 | TV

You're about to come down with a severe case of childhood nostalgia. UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign reached and then exceeded its goal in half a...

Reading Black History, Aloud

LeVar Burton | Posted 04.06.2014 | Black Voices
LeVar Burton

Mother Nature, the power of a nascent storytelling art form in the televised mini-series, and a nation largely ignorant of and reluctant to come to terms with the horrors of its slave-owning past conspired to create a 'perfect storm' of enlightenment in America.

LeVar Burton Talks 'Star Trek,' Google Glass, and His Reading Rainbow App at CES 2014

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

LeVar Burton drops by the Samsung Smart Lounge to tell us about his Reading Rainbow app and how it's changed childrens' lives over the past 18 months....

Seeding the Next Generation of Great Minds

Bryan Elliott | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Elliott

LeVar Burton is a geek and proud of it, but he's also helping to seed the next generation of great minds through literacy and his brand, Reading Rainbow.

LeVar Burton's Favorite Children's Books

Posted 06.17.2013 | Books

Reading Rainbow presenter LeVar Burton stopped by the HuffPost Live studio recently to share his favorite children's books. Check it out above!...

LeVar Burton Teaches Colbert & Carey Mulligan About 'Gatsby'

Posted 05.10.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert probably shouldn't have dedicated an entire episode of "The Colbert Report" to the book "The Great Gatsby," considering he's never rea...

A Television Classic Meets the Digital Age

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 02.13.2013 | Books
Earl Martin Phalen

Although the show went off the air in 2009, Reading Rainbow lives on -- in digital form. In June, Burton launched the Reading Rainbow app through Apple. The interactive app brings high-quality books, videos, and animation to children in a format that mimics the classic television show.

WATCH: You've Never Seen 'Reading Rainbow' Like This

Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy

PBS continues their series of remixing classic shows with this great songification of LeVar Burton from "Reading Rainbow." If you liked the "Mister...

Remember This TV Show? Reading Rainbow Comes To The iPad

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.22.2012 | Technology

Beloved kids' TV series "Reading Rainbow" is back -- but this time it's on a tablet, not a television set. The popular children's show has "reimagi...

'Care Bears' and Other TV Shows We Loved As Kids

Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents

Good news for those of you whose childhood selves spent countless hours in Care-a-Lot: 30 years after they first came on the scene, the Care Bears are...

LeVar Burton Can Do Anything, Especially On Twitter

Posted 02.01.2012 | Celebrity

Everyone's favorite storyteller LeVar Burton has finally claimed the @ReadingRainbow Twitter account Tuesday night in a heartwarming tale of shocking ...