The Great American Read

Picture of Dean Prabu David
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Dean, MSU Communication Arts & Sciences Prabu David talks about his favorite book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Paula Kerger with Great Gatsby book
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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger talks about her favorite book, the Great Gatsby.

On this week's show: Michigan's Governors Race; Lawsuit alleging a 1992 sexual assault by Larry Nassar and cover-up; Political climate affecting international students at MSU; The Great American Read; "talking" sidewalks in Lansing; Archived interview with Dr. Lena Wen; the history of apples in America.


The Great American Read Returns!| PBS

Sep 11, 2018
The Great American Read buttons and books
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Tuesdays, Sep. 11-Oct. 23, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Great American Read explores the power and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved novels as voted on by the public. 

bookshelf at library
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Whether it’s Asimov or Zusak, Tolstoy or Tolkein, Americans are voting for their all-time favorite book.  At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, WKAR-TV presents “The Great American Read.”  Tonight’s episode is the first in a series of seven highlighting 100 best-loved books selected in a national survey. 


Moonlight Film Festival: WKAR and The Great American Read - Now showing in WKAR Studios!
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FREE -- Wed. Aug. 22, 7:00pm in WKAR Studio A | The family viewing of the feature film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is back on! 

Red Cedar Writing Project
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WKAR participates in the Red Cedar Writing Project!

TGAR Boock Club Luncheon: books and buttons
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The Great American Read campaign is in full force this summer and the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences is participating!

TGAR Book Club Luncheon
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WKAR and the Capital Area District Library (CADL) explored and celebrated reading for The Great American Read!

The Great American Read
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FREE -- Saturday, June 9, 11am – 2pm at CADL Downtown | Reserve your seat for the first WKAR and The Great American Read event that explores and celebrates reading! 

This is the time of year when many of us pick out new books to read on summer vacation or visit the library with little ones home from school. In celebration of great books, WKAR invites you to take part in the Great American Read.


Kids Can Learn STEM Vocabulary Through Play!
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WKAR Family produces the fourth and final video within the new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading. 

Kids Can Think and Talk Like Scientists by Reading!
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WKAR Family produces the third video within the new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading. 

Reading books helps children connect new vocabulary words to real world experiences.
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WKAR Family produces the second video within the new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading. 

Reading aloud with children is a great way to jump-start their literacy development
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WKAR Family produces new video series on STEM vocabulary development through reading.

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