With On-Screen Entertainment (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 3,348

2. Miracle's Boys (2005– )

Drama

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Miracle's Boys is about three brothers on their own going through life.

Stars: George Alvarez, Doctor Dré, Jordan Nia Elizabeth, Ivonnah Erskine

Votes: 253

3. That's What I'm Talking About (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

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Add a Plot

Stars: Wayne Brady, Greg Anthony, Harry Belafonte, Bud'da

4. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: A Chair for My Mother (1984)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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LeVar and eight other actors are rehearsing for a musical number called "Teamwork." Amy Linker("Square Pegs")reads A Chair for My Mother, about a family that has to save up money to replace... See full summary »

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Byron Easley, Esther Elise, Amy Linker

5. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: A Three Hat Day (1987)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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A totally unreal hat store called "Hats... to Where?" sells hats that transport customers to all parts of the world. LeVar whisks himself to the horse racetrack at Turf Paradise, to a model... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Kelly Hrudey, Zelda Rubinstein

6. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Abiyoyo (1986)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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In one of the rare times Reading Rainbow uses a studio set, LeVar tells about storytelling through music. The then-new art of music videos is first up, with clips of "Who's Johnny" (among ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, Pete Seeger

7. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Alejandro's Gift (1995)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar visits Indian Canyons to learn how Native American Indians lived near a desert oasis, and why water is such a precious thing for our planet. Francisco Rivela reads Alejandro's Gift, a... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Francisco Rivela, Jesse Spielman

8. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Alistair in Outer Space (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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LeVar checks out the Library of Congress. Among the activities shown: how a book is delivered to the front desk, the vast film library, and how damaged books are repaired. Arnold Stang ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Eric Bogosian, Arnold Stang

9. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Alistair's Time Machine (1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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LeVar goes to a totally-fictitious spot to find inventors from all eras. True to form, these inventors come from the distant past, Reading Rainbow's near-present, and the future. Arnold ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Erma Campbell, Arnold Stang

10. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Always My Dad (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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This episode of "Reading Rainbow" teaches a lesson about family. Levar Burton reminences about his childhood with his mother and two sisters. His parents were divorced when he was eight ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, B.J. Crosby

11. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Amazing Grace (1993)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar visits a theater to discuss acting and how pretending to be someone else sometimes helps people express themselves in different ways. He also visits with his friend, Whoopi Goldberg, ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, Tyne Daly, Whoopi Goldberg

12. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: And Still the Turtle Watched (1993)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar discusses how people can help to preserve animals and plants in nature that are in danger of extinction. Stories profiled include scientists working to improve the bald eagle ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, Michael Ansara

13. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Animal Cafe (1986)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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LeVar goes to a 24-hour diner to look into night jobs, and profiles people who have occupations in the evening and early morning hours, like radio DJ's, bakers, cab drivers, and police ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Michael Opal, Martin Short

14. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Appelemondo's Dreams (1994)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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Creativity is the theme as LeVar spends the day painting a mural and other artwork. Michael Learned tells the story of Appelemondo, a boy whose daydreams were so vivid that they could be ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, Michael Learned

15. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Archibald Frisby (1995)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar gets in his share of scientific method while at an amusement park. He answers questions by observing and using trial and error. Along the way, we learn how different kinds of ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Arnold Stang

16. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Arthur's Eyes (1983)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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LaVar explores seeing and our other senses, as Bill Cosby tells the story of how the young aardvark, Arthur Read acquired his pair of glasses.

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby

17. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Barn Dance! (1989)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar is in Tennessee where he is going to a barn dance. Along the way, he meets the band who will be playing their Bluegrass music and meets a man who makes his own fiddles. At the barn, ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Roy Clark

18. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Beegu (2005)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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As LeVar investigates types of communication, Freddie Prinze Jr. reads Beegu, the story of an alien who visits Earth while lost from its parents and befriends a group of young children who help Beegu contact her family.

Director: Ed Wiseman | Stars: LeVar Burton, Freddie Prinze Jr.

19. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Berlioz the Bear (1992)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar cruises the musical realms of New York in a program featuring the Boys Choir of Harlem. James Avery narrates the tale of Berlioz the Bear, a story about a bass-playing bear who gets ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, James Avery, Walter J. Turnbull

20. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Best Friends (1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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The best of friends are those whose friendships endure everything. And it extends to all walks of life, particularly to dogs. Liza Siegler reads the story of two girls who are best friends,... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Liza Siegler

21. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bored- Nothing to Do! (1989)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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Focusing on planes in this episode, LeVar takes a flying lesson and flies a plane himself. Also included: the activities of a top-notch airline in flight, as well as a look at the people ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Alex Borg, David Hyman

22. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Borreguita and the Coyote (1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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LeVar spends the day in a barrio in East Los Angeles studying Mexican culture as he visits friends who make their own guitars, eats some traditional food, and discusses the cultural ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olga Merediz

23. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bread Is for Eating (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar Burton focuses on the art of baking bread and its cultural value throughout the world. Bread is considered to be the most basic food that we consume. It can be fun to make, tasty, and... See full summary »

Directors: Nicholas Jacobs, Mark Mannucci | Stars: LeVar Burton, Cecilia Arana

24. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (1983)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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How do you envision the rain, or any kind of weather? Some of the things to ask about in this show of weather legends. When LeVar's plans of attending a picnic and softball game are ... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Lancit, Herk Harvey | Stars: LeVar Burton, Herk Harvey, James Earl Jones

Votes: 9

25. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Brush (1988)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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Can inanimate things come to life, as the feature book suggests? LeVar finds out for himself in a factory where all the goods for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are stored.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Kevin Clash, Hector Elizondo, Robert Niosi

26. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Bugs (1988)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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With microorganisms under his belt, LeVar now goes on the lookout for insects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Edward Moldonado Jr.

27. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Chickens Aren't the Only Ones (1987)

TV-Y | 24 min | Family

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LeVar wants to find the answer to the old question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Posing as field reporter for E.G.G.-TV , he uncovers other discoveries instead, such as ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Georgia Engel

28. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Come a Tide (1992)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar discusses the weather: how it is traced, tracked, and covered in the media. Kids our shown how they can make a "soda bottle tornado", how a barometer works, and read the book, "Come a... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Dixie Carter

29. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro's Cactus (1990)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar explores the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, photographing its natural environment and learning about how animals in the desert adapt to this kind of climate. Philip Basco narrates the ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: LeVar Burton, Philip Bosco

30. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Digging Up Dinosaurs (1983)

TV-Y7 | 31 min | Family

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Technically not the first science-related show in its history, LeVar seeks a place where archaeologists retrieve dinosaur bones. At the end of the program, LeVar buries a time capsule, ... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Lancit, Steve Zink | Stars: LeVar Burton, Linda Gelman, Jerry Stiller

31. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo (1989)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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It's spring 1989, and LeVar gets in the training camp of the Oakland Athletics (back when it was Tony LaRussa, Dave Stewart, Mark McGwire and Terry Steinbach) for a program on baseball. ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Steve Albert, Edward Asner, Jose Canseco

32. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Dive to the Coral Reefs (1989)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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Within the sea, lies a combination of scuba diving and (just slightly) snorkeling as LeVar and a friend of his dive beneath the ocean to explore a living coral reef and the life around it. ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Fran Brill, Mike White

33. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Duncan and Dolores (1989)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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There's more to the cat than meets the eye. It culminates with one of the stars of what was then believed to be Broadway's permanence: CATS. Jane Curtain narrates the featured book about a ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jane Curtin

34. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Feelings (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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LeVar seems to have a lot of things going wrong for him as he spends a day in the park, causing lots of different emotions. In an animated feature, a group of school children read poems ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Laura Haymann, Jessica Mercado, Timothy Oakes

Votes: 5

35. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Florence and Eric Take the Cake (1990)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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LeVar visits a famed wax sculpture museum, where an expert wax artist makes a statue of him. Julia Child reads the story of two children helping their grandmother plan a party, and how they... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Julia Child

36. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Fly Away Home (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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Homelessness is discussed as families have lost jobs and homes through tragic circumstances. One family, who lost their home in a fire and now reside in a shelter, is profiled. Daniel ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Daniel Saltzman

37. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Follow the Drinking Gourd (1993)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar reflects on a time when Africans were brought to America as slaves. He talks about how African-Americans risked their lives for freedom, and discusses how the music from slavery times... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Keith David, Robert M. Watson

38. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Fox on the Job (1991)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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There's a wide job market out there, but just what kind of job does a person want? In this program are both conventional and unconventional occupations to straddle the flow of the feature book.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Fred Newman

39. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Galimoto (1991)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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Viewers learn the many uses for wire: from creating objects of wire art and transporting people on the longest tramway in the world, to playing an integral part in a circus act.

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Hattie Winston

40. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Germs Make Me Sick! (1986)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar goes on a search for microorganisms, distinguishing the good ones from the bad. An animated satire of Hill Street Blues (which ran 1981-1987) shows white blood cells ready to fight ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jerry Orbach

41. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (1983)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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In the featured book, a young boy and his family move from New York City to the Southwest and he has many misconceptions about what his new home is like.

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Doug Parvin

42. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Gregory, the Terrible Eater (1983)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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Today's subject is goats and what they eat.

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, Marilyn Michaels

43. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Hail to Mail (1994)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LaVar explains the postal service and shows how important mail as a form of communication.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Al Roker

44. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Hill of Fire (1985)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar visits Hawaii to get a closer look at active volcanoes. He studies lava and the way the earth changes after an eruption. Fernando Escandon reads Hill of Fire, a true story of how a ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Fernando Escandon

45. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Hip Cat (1997)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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In this episode of the "Reading Rainbow," Levar Burton visits with The Bill Saxton Quartet and Saxophonist Joshua Redman. We learn about jazz and the concept of improvisation. Books ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Ann Duquesnay, Joshua Redman

46. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Hot-Air Henry (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family

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LeVar goes to South Carolina to ride a hot-air balloon. In another study of how air travel has advanced, schoolchildren visit the Space Camp for Aspiring Young Astronauts. William Windom ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Lancit | Stars: LeVar Burton, William Windom

47. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Hotel Animal (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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Levar dreams he is miniature size and everything around him is "so very big." When he Awakes, everything is back to normal. He learns that size can influence your perception. Things look ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, John Cunningham

48. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: How Much Is a Million? (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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In this episode of Reading Rainbow Levar ponders what it takes to count to one million. Levar visits a Crayola factory and learns how crayons are made into many different colors and sizes. ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Jacobs | Stars: LeVar Burton, Nick Sullivan

49. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (1996)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family

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LeVar and a friend say following recipes and cooking foods are very much like science experiments. They work on recipes which include lasagna made with rice, a marinara sauce, and apple ... See full summary »

Stars: LeVar Burton, Helen Mirren

50. Reading Rainbow (1983– )
Episode: Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story (1989)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family

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LeVar is sailing on the Atlantic coast whale watching. He and a team of scientists learn about how whales eat and how they live in their habitats in the ocean. Jane Pauley narrates the true... See full summary »

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: LeVar Burton, Jane Pauley


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