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LeVar Burton Cries Over 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Success: VIDEO


Those of you who grew up with Reading Rainbow may be aware of the Kickstarter launched this week by LeVar Burton to reboot the series digitally.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, apparently, because the effort has raised more than $2.6 million in three days, and surpassed its $1 million goal in 11 hours.

Watch it pass the goal and see Burton's tearful reaction, AFTER THE JUMP...

Did you grow up watching Reading Rainbow? What other series' should be rebooted?

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  1. Wow. That is awesome and there is some good in this world! I grew up watching Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: The Next Generation so I'm happy for Levar.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | May 30, 2014 8:12:28 AM

  2. congrats but his teeth look gross.

    Posted by: Little Twatti | May 30, 2014 8:23:03 AM

  3. They were modeled after your face, so that's weird.

    Posted by: Mike B. | May 30, 2014 8:34:10 AM

  4. His teeth look fine. Not to mention he actually HAS a legacy, unlike kiwi.

    Posted by: Yup | May 30, 2014 9:03:43 AM

  5. Thank you Geordi! Loved him in TNG!

    Posted by: Nat | May 30, 2014 10:02:24 AM

  6. The premise of this show is ridiculous! Why would you have an African American hosting a show about reading?!?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2014 3:26:16 PM

  7. LOVE this man.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2014 3:43:58 PM


    hey troll! i know you're a racist, good thing I'm not :)


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2014 3:45:04 PM

  9. I don't understand why people would donate to this. It isn't a charity. If you read through it, there is no info on how they are going to spend the money. No info on how much they are paying themselves in salary. Also, it appears that they are going to sell DVDs or downloads to everyone and only give them away to schools that qualify as disadvantaged. No indication of how schools would qualify as disadvantaged or how much profit they would make on all the DVDs that they sell.

    So basically, it is like giving your money away to a for-profit business.

    Posted by: Jack | May 30, 2014 3:51:09 PM

  10. He creates fake responses. Makes an apology for them with "love" then affirms that thank god he is not a racist. Kiwi is a comment streams best friend. :)

    Posted by: Gary Bebout | May 30, 2014 3:54:08 PM

  11. "Gary" - I get it. You desperately need my attention. It's sad. it speaks of how little worth your own life has. those with nothing positive to SHOW make up lies about others. off yourself. you will not be missed.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2014 4:03:57 PM

  12. Kiwi is the Canadian Elliot Rodger. It's finally revealed. He wants people dead. Read the comment. You are comedy. You have no humor. You take yourself so "bloody" seriously. I looked on your site and saw your pic. No thanks, in that department. Your comments put themselves out there for parody. Lighten up...

    Posted by: Gary Bebout | May 30, 2014 4:19:41 PM

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