LeVar Burton Sued Over Reading Rainbow Catchphrase

LeVar Burton is being sued for using a catchphrase coined during his tenure as the host of Reading Rainbow on his own podcast. Standing as the fourth-longest running children’s series in the history of PBS, Reading Rainbow began under the auspices of WNED-TV Buffalo, New York. Designed as a means to encourage literacy among young children, the show ran for 21 seasons between 1983 and 2006.

Over the course of its time on the air, Reading Rainbow garnered plenty of critical acclaim, and was a recipient of the Peabody Award and 26 Emmys – 11 of which were received in the “Outstanding Children’s Series” category. Hosted by Burton since the beginning, a licensing agreement for the ...

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