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Watch LeVar Burton Tearfully React to the 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Crossing $1 Million

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | May 29, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | May 29, 2014 |

Thanks to the generous contributions from countless people, LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow will be returning to our (and our children’s) lives on the Internet soon. Not only did LeVar Burton’s Kickstarter cross the $1 million goal in 12 hours, in 24 hours, it’s already reached $1.7 million. And it’s still going. As of this writing, nearly 35,000 people have contributed.

That is insane, and a testament really to how much so many of us both feel a nostalgic affection for Reading Rainbow and to how many people in this country still care so deeply out literacy.

LeVar Burton was certainly moved. Here he is reacting to his Kickstarter crossing the $1 million mark.