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Reading Rainbow: 26 Years Exploring Children's Book

Freelancer reporter Ben Calhoun did a story about Reading Rainbow this morning. Today is the last day that Reading Rainbow will be broadcast on PBS.

I remember watching this show growing up and wanting to be one of the kids who recommended books. NPR's Ira Glass captured some of those kids auditioning for the show, as well as librarians and publishers discussing the value of the program.

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from October 19, 1986 Weekend All Things Considered

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