6. His mother inspired him.
Burton’s love of books comes from his mother. She was an English teacher who read books to him on a regular basis.
7. The Muppet Show to PBS.
Burton’s first appearance was on The Muppet Show before Reading Rainbow began its run on PBS.
8. A successful show on PBS.
Reading Rainbow is the third-longest running show for kids as of 2016 on PBS.
9. The theme song was updated.
Chaka Khan recorded the new, updated version 1999. Check it out:
10. Celebrity guests.
These celebrity guests narrated the books as well. These guests include James Earl Jones, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Whoopie Goldberg.