‘Reading Rainbow’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary Since Its Premiere
Where else but on Reading Rainbow could you find celebrity guest readers like Jerry Stiller and Ruby Dee, book recommendations, popular music, kid-friendly social topics and an affable host so beloved he’s still known for the gig 17 years later? The award-winning PBS series became a touchstone in the lives of families across the country when it premiered in 1983, so much so that after it ended its original 23-year run in 2006 — having earned 26 Emmy Awards! — a live-streamed reboot, updated to include a diverse cast, premiered online in 2022.
Today, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show’s premiere on June 6, 1983 with a fun quiz. How many questions can you answer below?