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This project was successfully funded on July 2, 2014.
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 now 55,000 of us, with more joining every minute. And in less than 48 hours, we're almost at $2.5 million in pledges. It's stunning and inspiring and, honestly, a little bit insane. But mostly amazing.
LeVar started off the morning with an AMA on Reddit, and then spent the day going from interview to interview. In all of them, he's said the same thing: that what we find MOST exciting are the massive number of you who are joining with $5 or $10 pledges. This is a serious grassroots undertaking. What you've done so far is news, and LeVar is thrilled to share it with the rest of the world.
About an hour ago, he left to head to another interview. Before he did, he recorded this:
He's telling the truth: we ARE reading all of your comments, tweets, suggestions and questions, and we're desperately trying to respond, as fast as we can, to a HUGE number of messages.
(My wife, Jane, heads up Customer Service for Reading Rainbow, and wants you to know that our email problems should be fixed by tomorrow. She won't let me come home until I tell you that, because she feels horrible that we haven't been able to respond to more of you.)
For tonight, here's the answer to one of the most common questions: we're planning to share our stretch goals with you tomorrow morning. We've seen all of your suggestions, and we think you'll be pleased to see what we've got planned.
I think that's all for tonight. (Can I come home now, Jane? Please?)
Good night, everyone!