LeVar Burton on the end of “Reading Rainbow”

LeVar Burton gave an interview on NPR yesterday about his thoughts on the end of Reading Rainbow, which I posted about a few weeks ago here. Burton, who speaks a bit at first about his years with Star Trek: The Next Generation and about how science fiction was his first reading love, says about Reading Rainbow’s cancellation:

Truthfully, I’m sad because I believe that the job is not done yet. Every couple of years, there’s a new generation of kids that are learning how to read, have cracked the code, and are now making that decision. And it’s sad to me that “Reading Rainbow” won’t be there for them.

I think it’s safe to say he’s not alone.

(Burton also takes some calls from listeners and also talks about his future plans, including a new series for PBS called “Science of Star Trek”, which sounds interesting.)