Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.
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 Himself - Host (152 episodes, 1983-2015)
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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: Hi.
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Best Show Ever
30 October 2004 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

As a child of the 80s "Reading Rainbow" was a big part of television for me.

I remember watching it in school sometimes and I LOVED it. Lavar Burton is an awesome host. Hosting the same show for so many years shows his dedication to literacy among children. Each show taught you about a few different books. I even remember the theme song and does my 16-year-old brother. I haven't seen it in years though. For some odd reason PBS doesn't are it in the Atlanta area. I highly recommend this show for parents now. "Reading Rainbow" is a rare show that is educational and entertaining. If it were still aired here, this is one 22-year-old that would still watch it!


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