LeVar Burton Raises $1 Million for Reading Rainbow in 11 hours
LeVar Burton, known for his roles in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Roots," asked for "Reading Rainbow" funding on Kickstarter Wednesday morning with 5 weeks set to reach his goal; donations totaled more than $1 million after only 11 hours. Burton, was the star/executive producer of "Reading Rainbow" when it was on PBS, is enthusiastic about the support to get kids excited about reading. Money raised will provide "Reading Rainbow" free to 1,500 classrooms.
By Jordan Moses
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