'Reading Rainbow's' LeVar Burton To Livestream Readings Every Friday

Levar Burton
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UPDATE 4/16: Burton has been doing livestreamed readings regularly, on Fridays and other days:

UPDATE 4/10: Burton continues his readings Friday night at 6PM.

UPDATE 4/2: Burton will livestream readings starting Friday night (4/3) at 6PM PST with a collection of stories from author Neil Gaiman.

Star of the classic children's show 'Reading Rainbow,' LeVar Burton, has said that he would like to help provide a distraction for families during these difficult times by livestreaming himself reading some family-friendly books.

Burton shared he was looking for ways to avoid 'legal complications' and some authors including Neil Gaiman gave him permission to read their books. Publisher HarperCollins has issued their permission to Burton, as well.

As suggestions and support have poured in for the idea Burton has said he'll have more news soon, so we'll keep you updated on the latest developments.