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Books may not exactly be the final frontier, but how we read is certainly in transition.
“It is no longer appropriate for me as an American to sit by and expect my government to get it done,” Burton said in a casual conversation with The Times.
Many of us parents raising tech-savvy tots today grew up with “Reading Rainbow.” It was the third-longest running series on PBS, behind “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and “Sesame Street.” But funding dried up in 2006, and the award-winning series Burton hosted and executive produced for 23 years was canceled.
“The unvarnished truth is that we have spent the last decade funding the machinery of war, and our children have been sacrificed,” he said. “And that’s not OK.”