Internet Helps LeVar Burton Wrest Control Of Reading Rainbow Twitter Handle

LeVar Burton gets Reading Rainbow Twitter

via Huffington Post

For years, some nefarious squatter has been sitting on the @ReadingRainbow Twitter handle. In a daring quest to regain his birthright, former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton sent a direct message to the account holder, asking for the rights to the name. 

He received no response. So LeVar (a.k.a. @LeVarBurton) turned to the internet, and tweeted out the following message on Tuesday night: 

Dear @twitter I'm trying to contact the individual who's sitting on @ReadingRainbow but he hasn't Tweeted in #3YEARS Can you help? Thanks!

Within hours, the rage of 20-somethings who grew up on the PBS children's show prevailed. The account was handed over to LeVar. America, today we did fly twice as high.

Hey, remember when LeVar was on Community? That was funny. 

Also, for the nostalgia fiends in the audience, enjoy:

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 3, 2012 - 8:43am

The things we choose to use our power for is awe inspiring. 

Together we can change the world.  But instead, let's do this.  Love it. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 3, 2012 - 10:49pm

When I was younger I channel suffered into Roots (had never seen it), and wondered why he didn't get beamed up.