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

(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.

This May 15, 2014, file photo shows Seth MacFarlane.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Seth MacFarlane poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
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