LeVar Burton, the former “Star Trek” actor, launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring his PBS show ,”Reading Rainbow”, back to life. The show, which aired from 1983 to 2006, and was launched as an app in 2012. Burton’s new project was to bring “Reading Rainbow’s” extensive digital library of books and videos to classrooms across the country for free.
“We can genuinely change the world, one children’s book at a time,” Burton said in a video announcing the project. “’Reading Rainbow’ is back for every child, everywhere.” He could have never expected that he would reach his $1 million dollar goal the day he launched the campaign – here’s what happened when it did.