LeVar Burton bringing back Reading Rainbow in app form
LeVar Burton has had an amazing acting career, bringing life to iconic characters in many works, but one of his jobs was far more important to him than others and that had been Reading Rainbow. Reading Rainbow was a PBS show that encouraged kids to read, and Burton hosted the show for 23 years, starting in 1983 and ending in 2006 when the show was cancelled.
Burton has been looking for a way to bring back the show, first with a plan to provide webisodes, but that plan never came through. Now, it looks like Reading Rainbow 2.0 will be coming to mobile devices in app form. Or at least the reboot of the beloved program will begin in app form. The plan is to bring streaming classic episodes and DVDs after launching the app which will feature hundreds of books with a "Reading Rainbow-like" experience.
There's no word on what exactly that will mean, when the apps will be available or what platforms it will come to, but having grown up on Reading Rainbow, we're pretty interested to see it make a comeback.