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The Reading Rainbow logo used between 2000 and 2007.

Reading Rainbow is an acclaimed American children's television series aired by PBS since 1983 that encourages reading among children. Each episode centers on a theme from a book or other children's literature which is explored through a number of segments or stories. The show also provides book recommendations for kids to look for when they go to the library. Image File history File links Reading_rainbow2ndlogo. ... Image File history File links Reading_rainbow2ndlogo. ... Childrens television series are television programmes designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... PBS redirects here. ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ... Reading is a process of retrieving and comprehending some form of stored information or ideas. ...

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Show details

Reading Rainbow is hosted by actor and executive producer LeVar Burton, who is also known for his roles in Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is produced by On-Screen Entertainment for executive producers WNED and Great Plains National. For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... Roots is a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically acclaimed genealogical novel. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...


A regular feature is a children's book narrated by a noted celebrity. Some of the celebrities who have read on the show include Harold Littlebird (born in 1951) of New Mexico ("The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush"), Michael Ansara ("The Gift of the Sacred Dog","And Still the Turtle Watched") . Another segment of the show features LeVar in different places talking to different people about their work and other contributions, focusing on the theme of each episode. The final segment of each show, called Book Reviews which starts after "But...you don't have to take my word for it" (from Levar Burton's introductory phrase), has children giving capsule reviews of books they recommend. LeVar ended every show with his famous sign-off: "I'll see you next time." Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Michael Ansara (born April 15, 1922) is a stage, screen and voice actor. ...


The series' pilot, which aired as the show's 8th episode in 1983, featured the book Gila Monsters Meet You At The Airport. It was created and produced in 1981 by Twila Ligget (GPN), Tony Buttino (WNED), and from LANCIT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, Larry Lancit, Cecily Truett and Lynne Brenner Ganek. LeVar was the host. Lancit Media produced the majority of the series' episodes until the past few years.


The show's theme song was written by Steve Horelick (the series music director and composer) and Janet Weir and was recorded by singer Tina Fabrik. This opening, which depicted a cartoon butterfly transforming the surroundings of young children reading books into cartoon fantasylands, was used until 1999. A new opening with the same theme song being performed by R&B legend Chaka Khan has been used as of October 23, 2000, though classic episodes were shown with the original opening and some of the original sponsor tags on some local PBS stations between 1999 and 2002. The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 hit song I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody. In her... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of O&O and affiliated member stations of the United States Public Broadcasting Service . ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ...


In recent years it has tackled issues that other children's programs have historically avoided, such as poverty in U.S. inner cities, the September 11 attacks, childbirth and its impact on the family, and prison, all from a child's point of view. A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... The term inner-city is often applied to the poorer parts at the centre of a major city. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Parturition redirects here. ...


Theme Lyrics

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high Take a look, it's in a book - Reading Rainbow.


I can go anywhere! Friends to know and ways to grow - Reading Rainbow.


I can be anything! Take a look, it's in a book - Reading Rainbow.


Reading Rainbow, Reading Rainbow, Reading Rainbow, Reading Rainbow!


LeVar Burton and Star Trek

For several seasons, LeVar Burton hosted this series concurrently with his regular role as Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). The 1988 episode of Reading Rainbow titled The Bionic Bunny Show dealt with science fiction and included behind-the-scenes footage of TNG as well as the only (to date) authorized broadcast of bloopers from that series. (Both the behind-the-scenes footage and bloopers come from the production of "Symbiosis.") He also mentioned Star Trek occasionally, and during a segment when he was cloudwatching he remarked one cloud reminded him of "the Starship Enterprise." Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... Geordi La Forge is a regular character in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by LeVar Burton. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1987. ... The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1988. ... Bionic Bunny is a fictional rabbit superhero created by childrens author and illustrator Marc Brown. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A blooper usually describes a short sequence of a film or video production which contains a mistake made by a member of the cast or crew. ... Symbiosis is a first season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast April 18, 1988. ...


Animation producers

Feature Book filming

The photographing of the Feature Book segments were by:

  • Centron Films (1983-1987; renamed in 1986 to "Centron Productions Inc.")
  • Loren Dolezal (1988-1998; renamed in 1995 to "Dolezal Animation") Take Ten Animation teamed up with Dolezal from 1995-1998)
  • On Screen Entertainment (1999- 2007)

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Opening titles filming

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"Today's Reading Rainbow Books are..." bumper

For the second season in September 1984, a bumper was introduced at the end of every episode of the program called "Today's Reading Rainbow books are..."'. Rather than pausing a video-tape at the book information during the credits on 1983 episodes, viewers can hear a rundown of the books that were used on that episode of Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton, the host of the program, or another presenter, will announce: This article is about the year. ... A brief (usually ten to fifteen seconds) transition announcement in broadcasting, placed between a pause in the program and its commercial break (and also the other way around). ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ...


1. The Title 2. The Author 3. The Illustrator 4. The Publisher


At least three or four books were used on episodes of Reading Rainbow.


Critical acclaim

Reading Rainbow has won 8 Emmy awards for Outstanding Children's Series over the last 11 years including the Outstanding Children's Series Emmy in 2007. The series was nominated for 6 more Daytime Emmy Awards in 2005. On May 20, 2005, the series was honored with another Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series. It also won 3 more Emmys for Writing, Photography and Editing - for a total of four Emmys. It was the most honored children's series of 2005, one of a few U.S. children's shows also watched regularly by adults, and overall, one of the most acclaimed shows in all of television. In March 2007, Steve Horelick, received an EMMY nomination for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition. Today, Reading Rainbow appears on many PBS stations across the United States. Original production was to have ended in 2005, with the show continuing to air in reruns, but host LeVar Burton said on February 7, 2006 that five new episodes of the show will be shot in 2006 despite the continuing financial troubles of PBS. [1] An Emmy Award. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York- based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rerun van Pelt is the name of Linus and Lucys younger brother in the comic strip Peanuts. ... Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... PBS redirects here. ...


On March 7, 2006, Baltimore, Maryland-based Educate Inc. announced that they will become a co-producer for Reading Rainbow, replacing GPN as producer after The University of Nebraska Regents (the owners of GPN and NET) recently sold its long-time production interest to WNED, with WNED and Educate Inc. signing a co-production agreement. WNED's CEO confirmed that the agreement will allow the securing of needed funding to continue production of Reading Rainbow. [2] [3] is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is a statewide public broadcasting network of radio and television stations in the state of Nebraska, based out of Lincoln. ... WNED-TV is the call sign a PBS affiliate in Buffalo, New York, broadcasting on Channel 17 from studios in downtown Buffalo and a transmitter located in Grand Island, New York. ...


However, in a presentation at the Pennsylvania State University on January 29, 2007, Burton again announced that he had recently shot his last episode of Reading Rainbow and was retiring, citing differences with the new owners. [4] This article is about the state-related university. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

The Reading Rainbow logo used between 1983 and 1999.

Educate Inc. recently announced a new corporate configuration spinning Reading Rainbow into a new products division. The future of the series is speculative. Image File history File links Readingrainbow_logo. ... Image File history File links Readingrainbow_logo. ...


Funding

Corporate funding for Reading Rainbow is/was provided by the following: Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

To date, the only permanent sponsors for Reading Rainbow have been the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Viewers Like You, which have both funded the show for its entire run. There have been many others, however; From 1986 and until 2002, The National Science Foundation funded the show, and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations funded the show from 1993 until 2002. Both have resumed production during the 2006-07 season. The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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And kids even announced the funders of Reading Rainbow at the beginning and end of each show. Here's a sample of them...


Opening Funding 1983-1984: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by funding from The Corporation For Public Broadcasting. And by a grant from Kellogg's, who reminding you to take time each day for reading."


Closing Funding 1983-1984: "Funding For Reading Rainbow was made possible by a grant from Kellogg's, who urges you to explore the joys of reading. Funding for the series was also provided by The Corporation For Public Broadcasting."


1984-1986: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by grants from B. Dalton bookseller, who urges children and parents everywhere to follow Reading Rainbow. B. Dalton is committed to literacy and hopes that in your house, reading is a family affair. The Corporation For Public Broadcasting, this station and other Public Television Stations, and The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation."


1986-1987: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by grants from B. Dalton bookseller, who urges children and parents everywhere to follow Reading Rainbow. B. Dalton is committed to literacy and hopes that in your house, reading is a family affair. And the Corporation For Public Broadcasing, this station and other Public Television Stations, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The National Science Foundation."


1987-1988: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from Dayton Hudson Corporation on behalf of Target, Mervyn's, Dayton Hudson Department Store Company and Lechmere, and by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, this station and other Public Television Stations, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The National Science Foundation. Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1902. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... Mervyns is a neighborhood department store based in Hayward, California. ... Lechmere Square (pronounced leech-meer) is located at the intersection of Cambridge St. ...


1988-1989: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from The Carnegie Corporation Of New York, The National Science Foundation, The Corporation For Public Broadcasting, this station and other Public Television Stations. And by a grant from Kellogg's, who reminding you to take time each day for reading."


1989-1993: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from The Carnegie Corporation Of New York, The National Science Foundation, The Corporation For Public Broadcasting, the financial support of Viewers Like You. And by a grant from Kellogg's, who reminding you to take time each day for reading."

  • The 1989-1993 Quote was used in the 1992-1993 season but with a different background;its either an ocean background or a sandy background but the pink lines that move toward each other when the CPB comes in towards itself, shows the logo and then splits to reveal the Viewers Like You logo was also introduced.

Opening Funding 1993-1994: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from The National Science Foundation, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the annual financial support of Viewers Like You. And by a grant from Kellogg's who reminds you to take time each day for reading."


Closing Funding 1993-1994: "Funding for Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from Kellogg's, who urges you to explore the joys of reading. Funding for this series is also provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Science Foundation, and the annual financial support of Viewers Like You."


Opening Funding 1994-1997: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from The Corporation For Public Broadcasting, by the annual financial support from Viewers Like You. And by grants from the National Science Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and a grant from Kellogg's, who reminds you to take time each day for reading."


Closing Funding 1994-1997: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from Kellogg's, who urges you to explore the joys of reading. Funding for the series was also provided by The Corporation For Public Broadcasting, by the annual financial support of Viewers Like You. And by grants from The National Science Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations."


1997-1999: "Reading Rainbow is made possible by a grant from Kellogg's Rice Krispies, who reminding you books are totally overflowing with cool stuff. Get in on it. Wake up to explore the joys of reading. The National Science Foundation, supporting programs that enable children to succeed in science, math, and technology, RCN, proud to support reading that stimulates the live wire of a child's imagination, and by the annual financial support of Viewers Like You."


1999-2002: "Reading Rainbow is funded in part by Barnes and Noble book company and barnesandnoble.com, for minds at play. Funding also provided by The National Science Foundation, which supports programs that enable children to succeed in science, mathematics, and technology, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by contributions to your PBS stations from Viewers Like You. Thank You.


2002-2005: "The Children's Place is proud supporter of Reading Rainbow, a place to grow, The Children's Place. This program was also made possible by a Ready To Learn Television Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Department Of Education, through the Public Broadcasting Service, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by contributions to your PBS stations from Viewers Like You. Thank You."


2006-2007: "Reading Rainbow is Funding in part by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, who dedicated to strengthening America's future through education. And by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and contributions to your PBS stations from Viewers Like You. Thank You."


Notes

  1. ^ Burton Talks Drama, Diversity, Respect & 'Reading Rainbow'
  2. ^ Western New York Public Broadcasting Association and Educate, Inc. Announce New Reading Rainbow Partnership
  3. ^ Educate ventures into television with children's show
  4. ^ Owens, Alyssa. "'Reading Rainbow' star encourages imagination", The Daily Collegian, 2007-01-30. Retrieved on 2007-1-30. 
  5. ^ During the years Kellogg's was sponsor, Reading Rainbow would get promoted on the boxes of Kellogg's cereals, generally at the start of each season.

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Reading Rainbow is an acclaimed American children's television series aired by PBS since 1983.
Today, Reading Rainbow appears in syndication on many PBS stations across the United States, including KCET in Los Angeles, WNET in New York City, WQLN in Erie, Pennsylvania, WMFE in Orlando, Florida, WGTE in Toledo, Ohio, KCTS in Seattle, Washington, WETA in Washington, DC, and WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts.
One 1988 segment of Reading Rainbow dealt with science fiction and included behind-the-scenes footage of TNG as well as the only (to date) authorized broadcast of bloopers from that series.
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