Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983– )

Season 1995


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1The Wonderful Towers of WattsThe Wonderful Towers of Watts (2 Oct. 1995)
LaVar visits Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The featured story is about Simon Rhodia and The Watts Towers. Also featured are young Watts residents trying to make the neighborhood a better place.
2Martha SpeaksMartha Speaks (3 Oct. 1995)
Luke, LeVarâ€ôs favorite pooch, steps to the forefront and takes over the show. As a result, viewers get a dogâ€ôs eye view of life, and get to meet some incredible canine daredevils who prove that a dog is truly a kids best friend - no bones about it! Jo Haden reads a story about Martha, a dog who eats a can of alphabet soup and suddenly discovers she can talk!
3Alejandro's GiftAlejandro's Gift (4 Oct. 1995)
LeVar visits Indian Canyons to learn how Native American Indians lived near a desert oasis, and why water is such a precious thing for our planet. Francisco Rivela reads Alejandro's Gift, a story about a man who lives in the desert and decides to build an oasis for the animals that come to his garden to drink, but run away when he tries to be friendly.
4The Sign Painter's DreamThe Sign Painter's Dream (5 Oct. 1995)
LeVar is back in New York (as he always seems to be), this time on Broadway. It's a sign mecca, and part of this program shows the making of a huge advertisement. Jamie Farr tells the story about a cranky sign painter who has a revelation about his job when he's asked to commission a sign for free as a good gesture.
5Archibald FrisbyArchibald Frisby (6 Oct. 1995)
LeVar gets in his share of scientific method while at an amusement park. He answers questions by observing and using trial and error. Along the way, we learn how different kinds of scientists find answers to their own questions. Arnold Stang reads the featured tale about a young boy, obsessed with science and mathematics, whose mother sends him to summer camp to help him improve his social skills, but his scientific knowledge helps him learn even more, and makes him into a camp hero when he figures out how to win the softball game by calculating trajectories.