LeVar Burton has long been an advocate for childhood literacy, most notably through his PBS program "Reading Rainbow." The host and executive producer recently raised $5.4 million through Kickstarter to launch a new version of the beloved program through an app. But maybe Burton is setting his sights too high? Perhaps there's a less noble but more engaging way to spur today's youth to read? Maybe the answer lies in Twitter.
Burton appeared in a skit for which there was, yes, an oh-so-catchy theme song. And catchphrases, such as "But don't take my word for it!" And video field trips to see how tweets are made.
There was even a dramatic reading from the Twitter feed of "Extra's" Mario Lopez.
Kids may not be as literate as they once were, but at least they'll be there for Burton's upcoming Twitter-feud with Kanye West.
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