@readingrainbow goes to one very worthy Tweeter

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LeVar Burton, former longtime host of pubTV’s popular Reading Rainbow, has claimed @readingrainbow, reports Huffington Post, with a little help from fellow Tweeters. On Tuesday (Jan. 31), Burton had contacted the account holder directly, who hadn’t used @readingrainbow in three years. When that didn’t work, Burton Tweeted far and wide, asking the Twittersphere for help, and sites like Gizmodo got involved. “Less than two nostalgia-filled hours and hundreds of retweets later,” HuffPost says, the Twitter account was turned over to Burton.¬†

Despite the show’s demise more than two years ago (Current, Aug. 6, 2009), Burton remains its steadfast champion, last year even raising $3 million for his RRKidz reading app in partnership with WNED in Buffalo, Reading Rainbow’s presenting station.