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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/22/2011

‘Reading Rainbow’ star LeVar Burton sad about demise of Borders

LeVar Burton is shedding a tear today. The “Star Trek” actor, who encouraged kids to read for over two decades on PBS’s “Reading Rainbow,” mourned the death of Borders to his 1.6 million Twitter followers.

After filing for bankruptcy in February, the major book-shilling chain announced this week it would be liquidating its inventory and going out of business. Books-a-Million might buy a handful of the chain’s stores, but thousands of people are still losing their jobs. And many others are losing one of the places they read magazines for free while drinking coffee.

While the cancelation of “Rainbow” was tragic, I’m sure kids will still “take a look” for what’s “in a book.” Even with Borders gone, LeVar.

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