Levar Burton recently raised $5.4 million via Kickstarter to bring “Reading Rainbow” back via an app that can be made available for free to classrooms around the country. It’s an awesome project, particularly for those of us who grew up on his PBS show.
But there is also fun to be had with it and Thursday (Aug. 7), “Jimmy Kimmel Live” got Burton to film a segment called “Tweeting Rainbow,” where he teaches four children about Twitter. “I can tweet anything. It’s time to read/ what’s in my feed. ‘Tweeting Rainbow,'” sings Burton.
We particularly like the giant “Favorite” stars he gives out to the kids. This should totally be a regular segment, particularly since at the end of the video, Burton promises, “Join us next time when I start a Twitter feud with @KanyeWest. It’s going to be #fun.”
Next time, Jimmy Kimmel should do a double feature of Burton hosting “Tweeting Rainbow” and Bill Cosby hosting “Instagram Page.”