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BWW Previews: THE GREAT AMERICAN READ at Returns To PBS Tonight With 8-Part SeriesBWW Previews: THE GREAT AMERICAN READ at Returns To PBS Tonight With 8-Part Series
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 11, 2018

Tonight marks the launch of the 8-part mini-series on PBS revolving aroundThe Great American Read. PBS launched its first episode this past spring and has been calling for readers to vote for their favorite book all summer long. Viewers can tune in tonight or stream the series online on PBS.org. Below is a press release from PBS.org with all the info you'll need, but first, here's a trailer for what you can expect to see tonight! (more...)

BWW Previews: GREAT AMERICAN READ Series Premiere TONIGHT On PBS!BWW Previews: GREAT AMERICAN READ Series Premiere TONIGHT On PBS!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 22, 2018

PBS recentlyunveiled a list of America's 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support ofTHE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love.THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations and will introduce viewers to the full list of America's100 favorite novelsselected through a demographically representative national survey conducted byYouGov. (more...)

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, A New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America's 100 Favorite NovelsTHE GREAT AMERICAN READ, A New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America's 100 Favorite Novels
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

PBS today unveiled a list of America's 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode today, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations and will introduce viewers to the full list of America's 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov. The series will also feature interviews with celebrities, authors, superfans and everyday Americans discussing the way particular books have influenced them and their significance in American popular culture. Then, after a multi-platform initiative throughout the summer, which will include live public events, social media components and national reading clubs, the series will resume in the fall with several themed episodes, including an exciting finale, culminating in the first-ever national vote to choose 'America's Best-Loved Novel.' It will be the most expansive national celebration of books and reading aimed at engaging multi-generational readers across multiple platforms ever created. (more...)

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, A New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America's 100 Favorite NovelsTHE GREAT AMERICAN READ, A New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America's 100 Favorite Novels
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

PBS today unveiled a list of America's 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations and will introduce viewers to the full list of America's 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov. The series will also feature interviews with celebrities, authors, superfans and everyday Americans discussing the way particular books have influenced them and their significance in American popular culture. Then, after a multi-platform initiative throughout the summer, which will include live public events, social media components and national reading clubs, the series will resume in the fall with several themed episodes, including an exciting finale, culminating in the first-ever national vote to choose 'America's Best-Loved Novel.' It will be the most expansive national celebration of books and reading aimed at engaging multi-generational readers across multiple platforms ever created. (more...)

Meredith Vieira To Host THE GREAT AMERICAN READ At PBSMeredith Vieira To Host THE GREAT AMERICAN READ At PBS
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

PBS announced today that television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira will host THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television series launching on PBS stations with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. In THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, Vieira will take viewers on a journey across the country to uncover the nation's 100 most-loved novels, the people who love them and their authors. (more...)

Notable Authors, Celebrities & More Lend Voices to PBS's THE GREAT AMERICAN READNotable Authors, Celebrities & More Lend Voices to PBS's THE GREAT AMERICAN READ
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced key authors, celebrities and notable figures in the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds who will lend their voices and passion to THE GREAT AMERICAN READ (more...)

HUNGER GAMES' Lynn Cohen Featured in Barrow Group's THE SECRET WISDOM OF TREES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Drama Desk Award winning Barrow Group Theatre Company will present a staged reading of THE SECRET WISDOM OF TREES by Christine Toy Johnson on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. (more...)

FYI Premieres New Chef Competition Series MIDNIGHT FEAST Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

In FYI's new series, 'Midnight Feast, New York's Chelsea Market sets the stage for a late-night culinary showdown between some of the hottest chefs in the country. Six one-hour episodes will premiere tonight, October 16 at 10pm ET. (more...)

FYI to Premiere New Chef Competition Series MIDNIGHT FEAST, 10/16
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In FYI's new series, 'Midnight Feast, New York's Chelsea Market sets the stage for a late-night culinary showdown between some of the hottest chefs in the country. Six one-hour episodes will premiere on Thursday, October 16 at 10pm ET. (more...)