Seth MacFarlane to Add up to $1 Million to Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

Seth MacFarlane to Add up to $1 Million to Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

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Can Seth MacFarlane make LeVar Burton the Six Million Dollar Man?

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter has already crossed into phenomenon territory, having gathered over $4 million since the campaign started in late May. There's only five days left until the campaign ends, but LeVar Burton has one final ace up the sleeve to push funding for his project even higher.

Seth MacFarlane, the pasty white Connecticuter behind Family Guy, and American Dad, will match every dollar donated between the $4 million and $5 million milestones, effectively doubling donations in the campaign's final days.

If the boost works out, the final funding amount will be at least $6 million.

$5 million is the golden number for the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, so an additional million bucks is added gravy. At $5 million, the campaign will have hit its final stretch goal, which will see the reborn children's reading program on mobile devices, Android, videogame consoles, and OTT/streaming boxes (Apple TV, Roku, etc.)

If you've been waiting for the home stretch to donate to LeVar's cause, there's no better time than the present. You don't want your friends to think you don't care about children's literacy...do you?

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Y'know what? Say what you want about Family Guy and American Dad, or any of his movies, you have to admit that, between this pledge and his efforts in bringing Cosmos back, MacFarlane does have a pretty decent philanthropic streak when it comes to supporting educational TV projects.

I may not have liked his tv shows much, and A Million Ways to Die in the West was a giant bag of suck, but Seth MacFarlane himself seems to be a really good guy. Funding Cosmos, and now this, he genuinely seems to want to give back and make things better. Good on him.

Good to see him doing something good for once.

What a nice thing to do... If i wasn't convinced this is ( like most things) a marketing stunt.

Thank goodness for reading rainbow! God forbid parent's actually teach/encourage their kids to read. Especially since this is coming out on devices that cost quite a bit of money, so the actual illeterate kids probably won't even have access to it.

krazykidd:
What a nice thing to do... If i wasn't convinced this is ( like most things) a marketing stunt.

Thank goodness for reading rainbow! God forbid parent's actually teach/encourage their kids to read. Especially since this is coming out on devices that cost quite a bit of money, so the actual illeterate kids probably won't even have access to it.

Except, of course, for the fact that a big part of the kickstarter is making sure that teachers have free access in schools. Even if the kids themselves don't have a tablet (and, to be honest, they're coming down in price all the time), the school certainly will have some.

Yes,let's ignore he was one of the main forces behind the remake of Cosmos...

Kmadden2004:
Y'know what? Say what you want about Family Guy and American Dad, or any of his movies, you have to admit that, between this pledge and his efforts in bringing Cosmos back, MacFarlane does have a pretty decent philanthropic streak when it comes to supporting educational TV projects.

Yeah, but at what cost? At the $1mil pledge level does he get to spoon with LeVar Burton with both wearing costumes of his choice including potentially the visor?

Lightknight:

Kmadden2004:
Y'know what? Say what you want about Family Guy and American Dad, or any of his movies, you have to admit that, between this pledge and his efforts in bringing Cosmos back, MacFarlane does have a pretty decent philanthropic streak when it comes to supporting educational TV projects.

Yeah, but at what cost? At the $1mil pledge level does he get to spoon with LeVar Burton with both wearing costumes of his choice including potentially the visor?

it comes with the limited edition lock of LeVar Burton hair

 

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