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'Reading Rainbow' gets the PBS viral video treatment

Dec. 3, 2012 at 9:18 AM ET

PBS and its resident re-mix master John D. Boswell (aka Melodysheep) are at it again. After successfully remastering the catchphrases and likenesses of Mister Rogers, Bob Ross and Julia Child, PBS and Boswell have taken on another sentimental favorite -- "Reading Rainbow," which ran on the network from 1983 until 2006.

In this new video, "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton talks (in autotune, natch) about the greatness of those old paperbound relics, books: "A book lets you zoom through time and space ... you bring a book to life in your imagination."

The last episode of "Reading Rainbow" aired in November 2006, but the show lives on via the Reading Rainbow iPad App, which offers up the series for free. This remix is the fourth in a series about various PBS icons.

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