LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — PBS Friday will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Reading Rainbow” at The Grove in Los Angeles.
Host LeVar Burton will commemorate the landmark event at Dylan’s Candy Bar from noon to 4 p.m. and has invited all fans of the series to attend.
The classic children’s show, which inspires children to pick up a book, has been on the air since June 1983 and is PBS’ third-longest running children’s show.
“When we began this venture 30 years ago, it was a summer series only. It was designed to get kids reading during the summer months when they’re apt to be doing anything but. Back in the 80s, it was a lot of watching TV,” Burton told KNX 1070.