Reading Rainbow: Iconic PBS Show Headed to Netflix

Actor and education advocate LeVar Burton. (Photo: Google Images)

Actor and education advocate LeVar Burton.
(Photo: Google Images)

Shaunna Murphy of MTV.com is reporting the iconic children’s television program ‘Reading Rainbow’ is headed to Netflix. You may recall back in May 2014, LeVar Burton spearheaded a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that raised $1 million in just 24 hours to bring the PBS series ‘Reading Rainbow’ to schools across the country. The fan favorite, which aired from 1983 to 2006, was launched as an app in 2012. Burton’s project was to bring ‘Reading Rainbow’s’ extensive digital library of books and videos to classrooms across the country for free.

Reading Rainbow will now be available via the Netflix streaming service, beginning Aug. 1, 2015.

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news blog,  TheBurton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual.

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