Here's renowned actor, director, and reader of children's books delivering a stirring narration of Go the F**K to Sleep. For charity. In a Captain Planet t-shirt.
You've heard of the wonderful, phenomenal success actor LeVar Burton has had on Kickstarter in his attempt to bring back Reading Rainbow to a new generation. But with just a little more help, Burton can bring the show to 7,500 classrooms free — and all you need to do is let the cast of Star Trek read to you.
We're as delighted as anyone that LeVar Burton has managed to resurrect the invaluable educational TV show Reading Rainbow through the power of Kickstarter. But the show's new opening theme, which takes the original theme song to a logical but somewhat dark conclusion, leaves a little to be desired.
You loved Reading Rainbow as a kid. Everyone did! But since the show went off the air in 2006, your ol' pal LeVar Burton's now trying to bring it back via the internet. He just needs a little Kickstarter help to do it.
When an actor takes on a huge, break-out role, he or she runs a huge risk of getting typecast. This is what leads to things like Leonard Nimoy writing I Am Not Spock. But occasionally, an actor won't just play one iconic, famous character – they'll play two, or three. Here's a list of the genre actors who were either…
Want to school your kids in some science and sociology? Why not go old school? Some of the educational shows that you grew up on are still just as excellent — and relevant — as they were back in the day.
This is the new stupidest thing on the internet, yet I can't stop listening to it. Someone thought it would be an idea to place the surly bleating of rap artist DMX over the theme song to PBS' venerable pro-literacy program. Now I want to see LeVar Burton and the most unheralded carnival barker in hip-hop history…
For a generation now creating advanced things and placed in corridors of power, LeVar Burton was a god-king: both Star Trek's Geordi La Forge, and the guy who taught us to like books on Reading Rainbow. Now, the two Burtons are fused—and it's pretty incredible.
LeVar Burton needs our help. The former host of classic educational series and childhood TV staple Reading Rainbow is trying to acquire the Twitter handle @ReadingRainbow. However his efforts have been to no avail. The name's been bogarted by an unknown party and left to rot for over three years.