10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Reading Rainbow

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Reading Rainbow

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.

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7. The Muppet Show to PBS.

Burton’s first appearance was on The Muppet Show before Reading Rainbow began its run on PBS.

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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.

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