1983 was the year that an awesome American children’s television series called Reading Rainbow first aired on PBS. Passionately devoted to encouraging kids to read (and visit their local libraries), the show was hosted by LeVar Burton and ran until 2006. It is the third-longest running children’s series in PBS history, after Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street.
In 2012 LeVar Burton and his company RRKIDZ released the Reading Rainbow App for the iPad. Within 36 hours it became the most-downloaded educational app in the iTunes App Store.