Did you know that Levar Burton recently started a Kickstarter (a crowd funding service) to re-launch an all new Reading Rainbow site, and that it raised 1 million dollars in 24 hours? It’s true!
Burton, and Reading Rainbow have been covered by Fun Fact Friday before. His tireless efforts to promote reading and literacy have won him many hearts, nor does it hurt that he played Geordi La Forge on the groundbreaking television classic Star Trek: The Next Generation.
You can see his emotional reaction to the news that his Kickstarter had reached their goal here:
Want to see more of LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow? You can check it out now, on Discovery Education Streaming!