Seth MacFarlane Donates $1M to Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

He'll match pledges on Kickstarter for new web series
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2014 1:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Actor LeVar Burton's campaign to make Reading Rainbow available in classrooms has gotten a big push from Seth MacFarlane. The Family Guy creator has pledged to match donations up to $1 million on Burton's Kickstarter page, reports AP. Burton hosted the beloved PBS show until its cancellation in 2006 and subsequently created a tablet app. Now he's looking to raise $5 million to create a web series that teachers can show in the neediest classrooms, explains Time. The fundraising campaign ends on Wednesday.

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