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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Raises $6 Million Thanks to 'Viewers Like You' (and Seth MacFarlane) - Posted July 2, 2014
When we first told you about LeVar Burton's Kickstarter campaign to resurrect Reading Rainbow in a web-based format aimed at giving classrooms and kids everywhere access to an unlimited library, the fundraising goal was to reach $1 million by the second of July. Only a few days into the campaign, on... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview - 6.22.14 - Posted June 20, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation" : Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); CBS's Mike ... [FishbowlDC]

Reading Rainbow Team Raises $1.4M on Kickstarter For a Digital Library - Posted May 29, 2014
LeVar Burton and the Reading Rainbow team have raised more than $1.4 million on Kickstarter in one day. With these funds, ... [AllTwitter]

Bookstores on Tumblr & Paid Amazon Reviews: Top Stories of the Week - Posted August 31, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including David Foster Wallace on your Mac's thesaurus, the best bookstores on Tumblr and LeVar Burton talking about Reading Rainbow (video embedded above). Click here to sign up for Gal... [semanticweb.com]

LeVar Burton on Finding Career Success: 'You've gotta make it happen' - Posted August 29, 2012
Want to achieve longevity in your career? Look no further than LeVar Burton. The actor has starred in three iconic TV shows (Roots, Star Trek The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow, in case you're wondering), dire... [MediaJobsDaily]

LeVar Burton: 'Roots was my first audition' - Posted August 29, 2012
Back in the late 70s, actor LeVar Burton was a sophomore at USC when he landed the starring role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark mini-series, Roots. In fact, Burton was so uninterested in TV (and film, too) that he didn't even have an agent. "Roots was my first audition. The business... [FishbowlLA]

Why LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' App Is Not Free - Posted August 28, 2012
After Reading Rainbow was cancelled in 2009, the show's host, LeVar Burton knew he had to do something to save the brand. So, he and his business partner, Mark Wolfe, bought the rights to the name, launched a new company, RRKidz, and created the Readi... [PRNewser]

Why LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' App Is Not Free - Posted August 28, 2012
After Reading Rainbow was cancelled in 2009, the show's host, LeVar Burton knew he had to do something to save the brand. So, he and his business partner, Mark Wolfe, bought the rights to the name, launched a new company, RRKidz, and created the Readi... [Inside Mobile Apps]

LeVar Burton on the Future of Reading Rainbow & Printed Books - Posted August 27, 2012
Who didn't love Reading Rainbow as a kid? The iconic 80s show used songs, celebrities and video to actually make literature fun. Well, times they are a changin', says the show's onetime host, LeVar Burton. "Television was the medium and the technol... [semanticweb.com]

LeVar Burton: 'You didn't come to New York without sitting down with Sue Simmons' - Posted August 27, 2012
Another accomplishment beloved broadcaster Sue Simmons can add to her resume? Being indirectly responsible for getting LeVar Burton his hosting gig at Reading Rainbow. In our latest ... [FishbowlLA]

LeVar Burton Assembles Killer E-book Team - Posted September 14, 2011
Fifteen months after indicating to New York Times columnist David Pogue at a Macworld event that he was raising money for a start-up, actor L... [FishbowlLA]

Memphis Reporter Bemoans Absence of Definitive MLK Biopic - Posted January 14, 2011
In journalism class, the topic of how to write a great "lede" is endlessly discussed, analyzed and rehearsed. Today, Memphis Commercial Appeal reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

Reading Rainbow & Book Editors: Top 10 Publishing Stories of March 2010 - Posted December 23, 2010
In our most popular publishing story of March 2010, LeVar Burton (pictured, via) hinted to his Twitter followers that Reading Rainbow could return. Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we've decided to collect ... [semanticweb.com]

Why LeVar Burton? - Posted October 18, 2010
It remains one of the strangest sights on Twitter, right up there with the more celebrated fact that TBS talk show host Conan O'Brien continues to follow but a single person, Michi... [FishbowlLA]

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