There will be no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. After 26 years, a Peabody Award and 26 Emmys, the pages of the hit PBS show Reading Rainbow will slammed shut. This Friday the contract for the show will expire on the weekly airing of the show will be no more. Hosted and produced by Le Var Burton, the show aimed at kids age 4 to 8 will be longer be available on PBS since they opted not to renew the contract.
The show had actually ceased production in 2006, when the funding had run out, but it continued to air on local PBS stations across the land until now. The show itself, with it’s honoring of children’s literature, will be missed but one thing that won’t be? That theme song which after I’d hear it once, would be stuck in my mind for the remainder of the day.
Wanna get it stuck in your head too? Check out this ode to the theme song from Rhett and Link here: