Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Reading Rainbow will end it's 26 year run, due to lack of funds!
It was the 3rd longest running children's program in PBS history, behind Sesame Street and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
I loved Reading Rainbow! Just like any children's writer, I dreamed of some day having LeVar Burton read a book written by me.
Go here to see a list of books featured on Reading Rainbow.
The recession has hit home.
John Grant, head of content at the "Rainbow's" home TV station told the National Public Radio, Inc. "The series resonates with so many people." The show's being canceled, he says, because no one will put up the several hundred thousand dollars needed to renew the show's broadcast rights.
Oprah, where are you when we need you? In the name of your Book Club you could donate the money needed to keep Reading Rainbow on the air.
It was a wonderful show that will be missed by children and parents alike.
Good bye, Reading Rainbow.