Despite Levar Burton's best intentions, reading was pretty lame in the '80s. Still, CBS almost made us pick up a book with this short-lived Saturday morning showcase, where Captain Kangaroo introduced various cartoon adaptations of famous kids books, from Dragon's Blood to How To Eat Fried Worms. Book publishers take note: The key to getting kids excited about reading is to have a kick-ass electric guitar theme song. Sold.
46. CBS Storybreak (CBS, 1985-1987)