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The Reading Rainbow logo used between 1983 and 1999.

Reading Rainbow is an American children's television series. It aired on PBS Kids from June 6, 1983 until November 10, 2006. It encouraged children to read. In 2012, an iPad and Kindle Fire educational interactive book was launched with the Reading Rainbow name.

The public television series won over 200 broadcast awards, including a Peabody Award and 26 Emmy Awards. Eleven of those awards were in the "Outstanding Children's Series" category.

When the show was canceled in 2006, reruns ran until August 28, 2009.

The original team included Lynne Brenner Ganek, Ellen Schecter and LeVar Burton.

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