LeVar Burton Raises More Than $1.7 Million to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

By Jamilah King May 29, 2014

LeVar Burton, the actor and longtime host of the beloved children’s edutainment show "Reading Rainbow," is on a mission to bring the show back for new audiences. Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to take the show’s library online, and he’s raised more than $1.7 million (and counting) online in less than 24 hours. It’s incredible. And if that wasn’t enough, the campaign’s got an infographic that details the problem of childhood illiteracy in the U.S.: