It's time to say The End.

This was the best show ever. But you don't have to take my word for it...

Oh and this:

Linda Simensky, vice president for children's programming at PBS, says that when Reading Rainbow was developed in the early 1980s, it was an era when the question was: "How do we get kids to read books?"

Since then, she explains, research has shown that teaching the mechanics of reading should be the network's priority.
Is wrong. While teaching mechanics are important, teaching the love of reading is equally important, if not more. Being curious, to wonder what adventure lies in a story, to want to imagine the worlds painted by words...these inspire children to want to read--to want to learn and use those mechanics. Reading Rainbow fostered that. It's a damn shame that funding and PBS itself wouldn't stand by the show anymore.

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