Reading Rainbow Comes to an End

From the NPR Morning Edition, Aug. 28
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The children’s TV series Reading Rainbow ended its 26-year run August 28; it had won 26 Emmys, and was the third longest-running children’s show in PBS history. The show, which started in 1983, was hosted by actor LeVar Burton. At the end of every show, kids gave their own book reviews, always prefaced by Burton’s trademark line: “But you don’t have to take my word for it.” The show’s absence will leave many open questions about today’s literacy challenges, and what television’s role should be in addressing them….

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

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