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Reading Rainbow

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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Top Videos: The Best of Robin Williams’ Standup

This week, the world mourned the loss of comedic genius Robin Williams, who committed suicide on Monday at age 63. To honor his legacy, which spanned decades and included several comedy specials in addition to movies and scripted TV shows,… Read more

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message Season 2, Episode 4 Apr 10, 1997 $1.99

LeVar discusses how people show gratitude for kind acts and how we can repay each other in acts of kindness to spread good will in the world. Nicholson Earl Billey reads the featured story, a poem of greeting that Native Americans say each day to bless the earth and pray for all the gifts they have been given by respecting the planet.

Ludlow Laughs Season 2, Episode 3 Jul 6, 1989 $1.99

LeVar is assigned a comedy makeover to learn more about comedy. Phillis Diller narrates "Ludlow Laughs," a tale about a man who never smiled at all until one strange night when he started to laugh out loud.

The Tortoise and the Hare Season 2, Episode 2 Jul 3, 1985 $1.99

LeVar has entered a bicycle race. He's in competition not just with the other bikers, but with himself as well. This program also includes a lengthy piece on a karate class. Comedienne Gilda Radner reads the Aesop's tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare," about an arrogant rabbit that's over confident that he can beat a determined turtle in a foot race.

Animal Café Season 2, Episode 1 Jun 23, 1986 $1.99

LeVar goes to a 24-hour diner and profiles people who have occupations in the evening and early morning hours. In a separate story, a man ventures into a cave to see bats and other nocturnal animals. Martin Short narrates the story of "Animal Cafe," about a cat and dog who operate a third shift restaurant for all the animals in their neighborhood while keeping it a secret from their human owner.

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Seth MacFarlane Promises to Match Reading Rainbow Donations

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter just got a little bit brighter, thanks to Seth MacFarlane.

Levar Burton
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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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Star Trek: The Next Generation's Second Season Finally Hits Blu-ray

Strap in for some new-old voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Another 22 episodes will be in your or…

LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton Bringing Back Reading Rainbow — With an App

LeVar Burton is resurrecting Reading Rainbow for yet another generation — by releasing an app. Burto…

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