Our Shows on PBS
Reading Rockets produces award-winning PBS television programs about reading and early education. You can watch the shows when they are broadcast by your public television station, or watch online anytime — just select the program you are interested in from the list below.
Launching Young Readers is a public television series designed for teachers, parents, caregivers and anyone else interested in helping children learn to read. Based on the latest research findings, these 30-minute programs feature the country's top reading experts, look at different reading strategies, provide practical advice for parents, and interweave the personal stories of children, families and teachers.
Now you can watch each program online, learn more about each show, and browse all of the related resources:
In this PBS special, Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman narrates a one-hour documentary that tells the intimate story of a tumultuous year at two vulnerable schools. It's a tale of hope, of faith, and of the power of committed adults to help shape the life of a child. To learn more about the documentary, download the discussion guides, and watch online, see A Tale of Two Schools.
More About Our Shows
How to see our shows
Our broadcast schedule lists upcoming dates and times for each show. All of our shows can be watched online for free.
For the news media
To find press announcements and high-resolution images from the shows or to download our logos, please visit the Press Room.
Public Service Announcements
Reading Rockets has produced several 30-second public service announcements featuring Reba McEntire, Molly Ringwald, Vivica A. Fox, Morgan Freeman, and Al Roker. View the PSAs and find out how your organization can use these free PSAs for broadcast or to include on your website.
Downloading our video
For information about video downloading rights, please see the Creative Commons license page.
Reading Rockets is based at public television station WETA in Washington, D.C., and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Information about Reading Rockets is available on the About Us page.
If you have any comments or suggestions about our shows, please contact us.