The world hasn't been the same since Reading Rainbow
was cancelled. The critically acclaimed children's television series last aired in 2006, but was revitalized as an educational interactive book reading and video field trip app for the Kindle and iPad. That might change.
Levar Burton and his Reading Rainbow
team need your help to bring the series back using Kickstarter. Burton needs to raise $1 million dollars to bring the show back for children and teachers to use at no charge. Burton plans on making the program web based so it can be implemented in over 1500 classrooms at no cost to the schools.
The rewards are pretty unbelievable to say the least. Have you ever wanted to have dinner with Geordi La Forge while wearing his sweet shades? You can make it happen, and then some. Incentives include signed posters, headshots, thank you letters, customized voice message greetings and exclusive comic-con interactions. $350 Twitter follow from Levar Burton has to be the best reward.
Burton has 34 days to raise $1 million dollars, and we are running out of time:
to help save the children. Think of the children, Rangers.
I can't believe it, but they did it. 22,729 people raised $1,000,212 in less than 11 hours. Here's Levar touching reaction to the the news.