Reading Rainbow and YouTube Have an Announcement!
What a truly incredible whirlwind of a year it has been for us. We are so thankful and humbled for all of the new opportunities and doors that... Read more
Art Contest: Extended Until Sunday, Oct 5!
Good news! We have extended the submission deadline for our CALENDAR ART CONTEST to make sure we’re able to get as many entries as possible. All artwork must... Read more
All Surveys Sent! First Deadline on Sept 19 + How To Get Help!
Good morning, Backers!
By now, 99.9% of you should have received your Kickstarter Reward Surveys* — and we’re thrilled (and grateful) to report that almost 65,000 of you have... Read more
Reward Survey Instructions. Reward Surveys Coming NEXT WEEK!
It's ALMOST time to start selecting your rewards and add-ons for our Kickstarter campaign! As promised, this update will give you a detailed (and visual!) walkthrough of what... Read more
Surveys Coming in August. Plus: You WILL Be Able To Restore Dropped Pledges!
We know it's been a few weeks since the last update, but don't worry: we're still working non-stop on the plans and details needed to send rewards to over... Read more
Kickstarters: We Did It! (And: What Happens Next?)
Forgive us for not sending this message sooner: the last week – the last 35 days– were an intense, overwhelming experience. When our Kickstarter ended a few... Read more
3 Hours Left: More Pebbles, Solo Star Trek RRL Rewards, Have Your Kid On Reading Rainbow, and More Reward Perks!
Good morning, Kickstarters!
This is it: the final countdown – and thanks to you, things are looking good!
As you might know, last night we passed our stretch goal of $5M,... Read more
A Guide to Add-On Rewards!
Want to add rewards to your pledge? It's simple!
Just review the options below, then MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE and adjust your total pledge to include the total cost of your... Read more
24 Hours Left: New Stretch Reward! New Add-Ons: Digital Downloads, DODOcases, Picnic Blankets. PLUS: RRL ONLINE with Donald Glover!
This is it. There are now less than 24 hours left until this campaign ends.
Before it does, there are a few things I'd like to say:
1.... Read more
Live Event with Katee Sackhoff & BSG! Set Visits to Perception & Parenthood!
We apologize in advance, but this final 30 hour countdown might get a little intense.
First: starting right now, LeVar is doing a live Q&A over at Jezebel, so... Read more
48 Hours To Go: The Record for Most Backers! Plus: New & Updated Rewards!
This is it: we’ve just entered the final 48 hours of our Kickstarter.
We’ll have more news later today. This morning, just a few quick updates:
1. We now... Read more
What Your Pledge Makes Possible.
We'll have more news and updates tomorrow.
Today, we're not even going to talk about the Kickstarter. Instead, we wanted to share a quick message that LeVar and our... Read more
MORE BIG NEWS! Kickstarter's Most Successful Projects (Pebble, OUYA, Pono & Veronica Mars) Are Here to Help!
LeVar again. It's Friday, June 27, and we've now got just four days left in this campaign. But the response to Seth's $1,000,000 matching offer has been incredible.
Hundreds... Read more
HUGE NEWS! Seth MacFarlane Will Match Our NEXT $1,000,000 OF PLEDGES!
LeVar here with a HUGE announcement. HUGE! If you haven't already heard, our Kickstarter campaign has just received a STUPENDOUS offer from Seth MacFarlane:
Starting right... Read more
One Week Left: Crossing $4M, Breaking the Backer Record, and New Prices for Star Trek Shows & Cons!
Three quick announcements this evening:
1. With one week to go, we just passed $4 Million!
With less than one week to go, we just passed the $4,000,000... Read more
Exclusive T-Shirt, Coffee Mug & Tote Bag Designs!
A few weeks ago, we gave you a first look at the planned designs for the exclusive READING RAINBOW KICKSTARTER T-SHIRTSthat are available in all reward packages at... Read more
Day 24: More Sold-Out Rewards, More Patrick Stewart, New Price Drops & Other Quick Updates!
We're on Day 24. Tomorrow, our final 10 day countdown begins, but trust us, we're not done yet! We've got more big announcements planned for next week. For this afternoon,... Read more
2015 Calendar will feature new art from 6 MAJOR artists... AND YOU?
Big news this morning, so we'll get right to it.
One of the backer rewards we've been most excited about is the READING RAINBOW 2015 CALENDAR, which is... Read more
A Quick DVD Update: MUCH Lower Prices!
Just a quick adjustment to the last update, to let you know that we heard your feedback.
We want to make sure that each DVD reward lets us help more... Read more
Add-On Rewards, Classic Episodes on DVD & New Posters!
We're now entering the fourth week of our Kickstarter campaign.
We've come a long way, but we're not done yet: we've got two weeks left to find out... Read more
New Add-Ons: Original Episode Collections on DVD!
Hundreds of backers have written in, asking us to release DVDs of the original television series as REWARD ADD-ONS... and now we have!
To add any of these to... Read more
Reading Rainbow Live + Star Trek!
Do you have children (or know a child that loves Trek)? LeVar will be hosting special live benefit events where he and his friends from Star Trek will read stories... Read more
More About Our Team
I’ve been the host and producer of Reading Rainbow for 31 years, and have done my best to teach generations of children that in the pages of a book –... Read more
Trek Fans: We Can Build Roddenberry’s Future.
LeVar here. Many of you know that I’ve been working for over thirty years as the host of Reading Rainbow, and have made it my mission to help... Read more
Day 17: 3 Fast, Simple Ways To Help TOMORROW.
LeVar here. Day 17. Since last week, almost a thousandof you have filled out our volunteer form, asking how you can help us bring Reading Rainbow to even... Read more
Day 16: More RRL Trek Tickets & Rewards Added!
If you've already pledged for a different reward level, remember that you can always GO HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR PLEDGE and get one of these new packages!
MORE RRL STAR... Read more
DAY 15: My Star Trek Friends Are Joining Our Mission!
Good morning, y’all!
We’ve had two amazingweeks so far, and we’re on the way to reaching our first stretch goal of $5,000,000. But now, we’re getting to the hard... Read more
DAY 13: Exclusive Kickstarter T-Shirt Designs!
We’ve gotten a lot of questions from backers about the exclusive READING RAINBOW KICKSTARTER T-SHIRTS that are included with all reward packages at $50 and up.
Today, we... Read more
Day 10: We turn 31 TODAY! (Plus: how you can volunteer!)
In this update:
- A Message from LeVar
- Today is our 31st Birthday!
- How You Can Volunteer
Today’s video was shot veryearly this morning, but we didn’t have... Read more
DAY 7: One week down, four to go. We’re just getting started!
Hey Kickstarters! LeVar here.
It’s been an UNBELIEVABLE first week. The team will share more details in a moment, but there are two things I want to tell you myself. ... Read more
Day 5: Happy International Children's Day!
Hello from Pittsburgh, where I've traveled to give a talk tonight at the Fred Rogers Center. (Some of you might have known Fred better as MISTER Rogers!) To... Read more
DAY 3 - We Can Go TWICE AS HIGH... AGAIN!!!
At this point, as you know, we've reached more than twice our minimum funding goal -- and together, we did it in less than two days.
WHAT HAPPENS... Read more
Day 2: We just went TWICE AS HIGH!
What an insane second day we've had! A few quick notes.
First: welcome to the 25,000 of you who have joined us since last night!
Together, there are... Read more
Mark here. It's 9pm on Wednesday night here in LA, and I am trying to compose our first backer update, but it’s hard with all the emotion built... Read more