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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Earns One Million Dollars In Less Than a Day 164

Posted by samzenpus
from the bucks-for-books dept.
An anonymous reader writes "LeVar Burton and the rest of the Reading Rainbow crew opened a Kickstarter campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow yesterday, with the ambitious goal of collecting a million dollars for their cause. They are now at almost two million dollars, with over a month left to go. 'This Kickstarter campaign is about reaching every web-connected child. Universal access. Thousands of more books than what we have now. And hundreds of more video field trips,' Burton said."
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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Earns One Million Dollars In Less Than a Day

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  • Reading what now? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Lost Race (681080) on Thursday May 29, 2014 @06:48PM (#47124875)
    Would it kill you to put a short explanation or link in the summary for those of us who never heard of it before?

    Reading Rainbow is an American children's television series that aired on PBS from June 6, 1983, until November 10, 2006, that encouraged reading by children. As of 2012, it is an iPad and Kindle Fire educational interactive book reading and video field trip app.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org]

  • Re:Reading what now? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29, 2014 @07:04PM (#47125029)
    What the fuck is radio transmission? Would it kill you to put in a short explanation?

    Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum longer than infrared light. Information, such as sound, is carried by systematically changing (modulating) some property of the radiated waves, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.

  • Re:Two Problems (Score:5, Informative)

    by just_another_sean (919159) on Thursday May 29, 2014 @07:37PM (#47125261) Homepage Journal

    Fair enough, I really don't have enough information to make that statement so it was probably unfair. I think what I was remembering (not big on E-News!) is people comparing Madonna to her as if Madonna was trying to one up her and just kind of mashed the two of them into one single "thing". Mad props to Angelina if I'm that misinformed. Hell, whatever her intentions, if Madonna helped even one kid live a better life than more power to her too. My bad for using them to make my point about LeVar.

  • by Stormy Dragon (800799) on Thursday May 29, 2014 @07:39PM (#47125277) Homepage

    It wasn't true when he was on the TV Show. The original Reading Rainbow was created and produced by Dr. Twila Liggett who had a PhD in education and was supported by the college of education at the University of Nebraska.

  • Re:Two Problems (Score:1, Informative)

    by Stormy Dragon (800799) on Thursday May 29, 2014 @07:42PM (#47125299) Homepage

    1. No, but if you want to make a commercial enterprise, don't come looking to me for a free hand out to get it started.
    2. Yes, the original Reading Rainbow was created and produced by Dr. Twila Liggett who had a PhD in education and was supported by the college of education at the University of Nebraska.

  • Re:Two Problems (Score:5, Informative)

    by bberens (965711) on Thursday May 29, 2014 @09:03PM (#47125815)

    1. No, but if you want to make a commercial enterprise, don't come looking to me for a free hand out to get it started.

    I thought that was the whole point of kickstarter. I don't think many of them are non-profits. This is just seed money for an educational semi-startup.

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