I can't believe that I'm actually this sad that RR was canceled :(
I mean, I haven't even seen an episode in years, but I knew it was still on, and I guess that was comforting in some way. I posted this on LeVar Burton's blog, and I don't usually bother doing stuff like that, but this seemed occasion seemed to warrant it, I guess:
Well, I have to say that I’m extremely bummed by the news that Reading Rainbow is off the air. I know that there weren’t any new episodes being produced, but I was really hoping there would still be reruns airing. I grew up on that show. I was an avid reader from an early age, probably before I ever even saw Reading Rainbow, but it definitely reinforced my love for books, and I loved seeing my favorite Star Trek actor having all kinds of real world adventures. My son is 3 and my daughter is 2 and I guess I always kind of figured that Reading Rainbow would be part of the television landscape for them as well. So, I’m pretty sad to hear this. Thanks for all the shows and all the children you’ve inspired. I think sometimes actors and other entertainers get an inflated sense of importance about the movies or other projects that they’re working on. At the end of the day, it’s usually just entertainment. But I think a show like Reading Rainbow can never get all the credit it deserves for the difference it made in the lives of kids. I’m 29, and I can’t tell you how many people I know my age who still hold a special place inside for that show. Thank you LeVar.