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William Shatner Helps LeVar Burton Fundraise "Reading Rainbow" Revival

Patrick Stewart Is Going To Help Fundraise As Well

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William Shatner Helps LeVar Burton Fundraise "Reading Rainbow" Revival

LeVar Burton has gathered some help from his fellow "Star Trek" cast member Patrick Stewart and William Shatner for fundraising events in the future to bring the child's television show "Reading Rainbow" back to life.

Mr. Burton launched his campaign on Kickstarter, an social fundraising website, and he far exceeded his $1 million goal on the first day.

He posted an emotional video to the page after his initial goal had been met.

“I am so proud that this community has come together to support this effort, and it’s a people’s thing. It’s the five [dollars], it’s the 10, it’s the 24. It’s the $1 pledges. It’s unbelievable,” Mr. Burton said, the New York Daily News reported. “Or actually, it’s very believable. Thank you so much. We are literally changing the world, one children’s book at a time. God bless.”

His next goal is to reach $5 million. He had raised nearly $3.7 million by Thursday afternoon.
With pledges from supporters of $1,200 or more dollars, each pledge will recieve three tickets to see their choice of William Shatner perform at an event in Los Angelos, or see Patrick Stewart doing reading in New York City -- according to a Daily News Report.

Shatner just wrapped up his weekend long event in Las Vegas of "Shatner's World" and will be moving on to do other events.  The start for the future fundraising for the "Reading Rainbow" show hasn't been announced for which event as of yet.

The Las Vegas show was a hit with fans who have come to know the Capt. James T. Kirk actor as making it a tradition to visit Vegas each summer.

“It’s been one of the highlights of my life,” Shatner Said in an interview with Robin Leach. “I’ve done this one-man show on Broadway and in many cities across the United States and around the world. At the curtain call, the audiences’ reaction, their love and appreciation, moves me to tears.”

For more than 50 years, Canadian-born actor William Shatner, now 83 years young, has been a very familiar face onscreen in “Star Trek” and in homes slashing prices on travel bargains. He laughs at himself but takes his professions seriously.

 

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