“Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Campaign!

“Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Campaign!

Remember that “Reading Rainbow” show from childhood? It came on sometime after Sesame Street and before Barney and in between pooping my pants if I remember correctly. I barely recall ever watching it, but one listen of the theme song and I was instantly taken back to my parents’ living room on 153 Park St in Libby, MT. I have a bowl of store-brand Corn Flakes covered in sugar on my lap, Superman pajama-underwear, and probably band-aids on my knees. I’m also probably complaining about something like the terrible kid that I was.

As an adult, I had no idea this show still existed… but after seeing a Kickstarter campaign to help bring it back to the masses… I decided to reset my Reading Rainbow compass to true north and reacquaint myself with the long-forgotten series. I fell down the YouTube rabbit hole on some episodes, and within minutes I felt like I never missed an episode.

Also, as an adult I have discovered: Levar Burton is the f****** man.

I had no idea that the show was basically gone (and why should I?), but this video made me sad.

So, the Kickstarter campaign was launched & set a goal of $1 million. How long do you think that took?

They’ve more than doubled their goal in 2 days. Way to go, Levar.


About justin

Justin grew up a country boy in a female-dominated family that smoothed him into the softie he is today. A Seattle radio personality since 2007, he's perfected the art of never taking himself seriously and isn't afraid to cry at movies. Find him riding a scooter (nicknamed "Ivy" after Blue Ivy Carter) through the mean streets of Queen Anne in Seattle or twitter-stalking the Seattle Mariners!