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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LeVar Burton: [about to have kids introduce more recommended books] Of course, you don't have to take *my* word for it.
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I loved this show
25 August 2003 | by (Regina, SK) – See all my reviews

This was such a great show. I especially loved the story book time. I also really liked the showing how things are done.

I think my favorite of all the episodes would be visiting LeVar's other workplace - the set of Star Trek TNG in its first season. It was one of the first times that they actually showed how they did all the special effects (I only wish that they waited a couple more seasons to make this episode because they might've had some Borg makeup). Now, with DVDs, this episode is pointless, but I still don't care.

On a personal note, one of my friends briefly appeared in an episode. He was 6 (like me) at the time. It was the episode of the Library of Congress and he and his mom are seen running up the stairs. He told me that if he knew better, he would've gone over to LeVar because he would've met Geordi LaForge (but this was a year before TNG even started and there are still ST conventions). Yeah, we are both geeks at heart.


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