Reading Rainbow (1983– )

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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

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LeVar Burton introduces an appropriate subject for each episode to go with the featured children's book that is read in its entirety. This is followed by suggestions of other books for further reading. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Host LeVar Burton continued hosting the series while also co-starring in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). In 1988, the most popular "Reading Rainbow" episode of all time (Reading Rainbow: The Bionic Bunny Show (1988)) featured a behind-the-scenes look at the making of TNG. Most notably, the episode included a set of TNG bloopers - the only legal release of such material. See more »

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[Closing phrase]
LeVar Burton: I'll see you next time.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) See more »

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Great show that all kids should watch.
19 April 1999 | by (Ottawa, Ontarui) – See all my reviews

I started watching Reading Rainbow when I first started to speak English. I've always thought it was a fun and creative show. It made reading better, and more enjoyable. It helped kids like me, to read better, understand books and love books. Also, with Burton as a great host, he helped it even more. Every episode was great to watch, and I liked it when they should us other cultures and how things work in the real world.

If your child needs a show to watch, take it from me, a 17 year old boy: Get them away from those violent TV shows where they won't learn a thing, get them to watch Reading Rainbow. They'll thank you in the latter years...I have.


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