Did You Know?
The series came to an end with the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act. According to LeVar Burton
, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting wanted to focus funding on programming that taught reading rather than encouraged reading. See more
[about to have kids introduce more recommended books
Of course, you don't have to take *my* word for it.
Recent airings (2000) have re-edited older episodes to include new footage of Levar Burton running around with kids to a new Reading Rainbow theme song at the beginning and end. See more
Reading Rainbow Theme Song
Written by Stephen Horelick
and Dennis Neil Kleinman and Janet Weir
Performed by Tina Fabrique
[Her version of the theme song ran from 1983 until 1999] See more