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    Reading Rainbow RETURNS!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-child-everywh

    I'm donating 150 bucks myself. It's a great cause. LeVar Burton wants to bring the show for free to as many classrooms as he can.

    They already have 3.5 million dollars. With how much that show meant to me as a kid, passing the word on to you guys is the least I can do.
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    I got alot of expenses going on this month but as soon as I get some breathing room I will definitely donate some money to this project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    I got alot of expenses going on this month but as soon as I get some breathing room I will definitely donate some money to this project.
    Same here. Once I get some extra cash I will be donating.
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    Washington Post article that talks about it being a for profit venture:

    "You might want to reconsider that donation to the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter."
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t...w-kickstarter/

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    I still don't get what they're getting all up in arms about. When the show was on, people got paid, too. Unless you think PBS gave them a camera and some floorspace and told them to make some magic for free. This no longer has PBS backing. It still costs money to pay people. And PBS itself was funded by viewer donations.

    Shoddy reporting.
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    Here is another article that makes me wonder about the venture:

    Reading Rainbow’s Massive Kickstarter Campaign Doesn’t Mention That Most Schools Will Have To Pay For Access
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensley...doesnt-mention

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    Okaaaaaaaaaaaay, I'm beginning to question if any of these people have any idea how the world works. More shoddy reporting by people who can't read. It clearly spells out that NOT EVERY SCHOOL GETS IT FOR FREE. It CLEARLY STATES it will go to POOR schools. You know, the ones who can't afford it. People still have to get paid for their work.

    You realize you are propagating reporting from morons, right? Buzzfeed? Seriously? The Washington Post? SERIOUSLY?
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    Yeah, that article is just trashy click-bait. And it's worked. I backed the RR project, myself.

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    JonWes, Benedict and Maniac, that is AWESOME It made a big difference in my life as a kid. Watched it all the time
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    RR and LeVar are awesome. I think the people who wrote those articles need an education, as well as anybody who believes them... but that's jut my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Manis007 View Post
    JonWes, Benedict and Maniac, that is AWESOME It made a big difference in my life as a kid. Watched it all the time
    No problem, man. I love books and reading. I watched Reading Rainbow as a kid and have nothing but fond memories of it. But don't take my word for it...
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    Excellent response, Benedict. 10 points to.....the house of your choosing!
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    RR means so much to me personally, as it was both something that was a bonding experience with my father when I was very young, and also something that REALLY got me into reading. LeVar Burton has always been something of a personal hero of mine, so I shelled out $200 for this. I just hope that it continues to affect other kids as it did me.
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    Awesome, Galmorzu! You are the....whatever your avatar is, you are it!
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    First I've seen of Levar directly addressing the criticism, and I thought it was interesting to read about the genesis of the project, some.

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    About time LeVar educated some fools.
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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: With the last week to go, SETH MACFARLANE has promised to match pledges up to ONE MILLION dollars to get them over the final million.

    If you were going to donate, now's the time!
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    The thing that surprised me, was finding out that it was still around in 2009

    I never actually watched the show when I was young. Watched some LIKE it... but never that one in particular. But with all this talk of them being back and the nostalgia... I thought it was gone longer than THAT!!

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    They have gone over 5 million and are now at 5.25 million You guys helped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Manis007 View Post
    They have gone over 5 million and are now at 5.25 million You guys helped!
    That is GREAT news!!!
    I wonder if that includes Seth MacFarlane's up to $1 Million match?
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    Well, I hope not, that'd be great to get another million.
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