Wednesday, December 05 2012 12:10

Watch: READING RAINBOW gets the "PBS Icons Remixed" treatment...

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LeVar Burton - Reading RainbowAfter creating successful viral videos three times in a row with tributes to MISTER ROGERS, BOB ROSS, and JULIA CHILD, PBS Digital Studios is back with a fourth round, this time giving READING RAINBOW the remix treatment. Long before he was rockin' that banana clip visor in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, LeVar Burton was teaching kids (like me!) the joys of reading. I'd say to "take a look, it's in a book," but what you need to see is "In Your Imagination."

Like the previous remixes from PBS Digital Studios, "In Your Imagination" was crafted by John D. Boswell. 

READING RAINBOW has seen a resurgence in 2012, with a FREE iPad AppReading Rainbow - Reading Rainbow launched in June (get it here), a great website, and the release of "In Your Imagination"Reading Rainbow Remixed - In Your Imagination - Single - John D Boswell not only as a video, but also an iTunes single.

For more great remixes as they're released, subscribe to PBS Digital Studios on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios

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