Reading Rainbow

  • 1983
  • TV Show
  • TV-Y

A long-running series that tries to instill the joy of reading in children (the target age is 4-8). It has succeeded, as its Peabody and numerous Emmys and Parent's Choice awards attest.

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, 1989

This Is Your Last Chance to Watch Classic Star Trek Films on Netflix

Be warned, Trekkies and Trekkers: Come July 1, seven classic Star Trek movies will no longer be available to stream on Netflix. Star Trek (1979), The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier, The Undiscovered Country… Read more

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Show Way Season 12, Episode 10 Nov 10, 2006 $1.99

Show Way traces the lineage of one family’s women who began creating quilts with secret maps to freedom during the years of slavery and continued in the generations beyond as a tribute to the past. LeVar and his family discover some items from earlier relatives, and then we meet a grandmother who inspires her family and others with her memories of surviving the Holocaust during World War II.

Martha Speaks Season 10, Episode 15 Oct 3, 1995 $1.99

Luke, LeVar’s favorite pooch, steps to the forefront and takes over the show. As a result, viewers get a dog’s eye view of life, and get to meet some incredible canine daredevils who prove that a dog is truly a kids best friend - no bones about it! Jo Haden reads a story about Martha, a dog who eats a can of alphabet soup and suddenly discovers she can talk!

Boxes For Katje Season 1, Episode 25 Nov 8, 2006 Subscription

LeVar profiles Children For Children, a New York based youth organization that creates care packages for relief to children affected by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Elizabeth Jute reads a story about a US penpal who sends care packages to her friend in war-torn Holland after WWII.

Enemy Pie Season 1, Episode 24 Sep 5, 2002 Subscription

LeVar observes activity in a playground to see how people do and don't get along with each other. Ed Harris reads Enemy Pie, a story about a boy who dislikes one of his new classmates, and how his father helps bring the two boys to start a friendship by making a secret recipe Enemy Pie.

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Reading Rainbow Collection
In these unedited, original episodes of Reading Rainbow, join LeVar Burton on an educational and entertaining adventure through classic books, video f (more…)
Reading Rainbow Collection
In these unedited, original episodes of Reading Rainbow, join LeVar Burton on an educational and entertaining adventure through classic books, video f (more…)
Reading Rainbow - Animal Café
Take a look, it’s in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children’s television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted (more…)
Reading Rainbow - The Tin Forrest and Other Stories
Take a look, it’s in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children’s television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted (more…)

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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Reading Rainbow

LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make Reading Rainbow a web series. "Ever since R…

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