The Great American Read Returns!| PBS

Sep 11, 2018

Tuesdays, Oct. 9-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. 

Episode 5 | What We Do For Love | Tuesday, Oct. 9 
Fall in love all over again with some of literature's most beautiful romances.

Episode 6 |  Other Worlds | Tuesday, Oct. 16
Take a magical journey to another world through some of America's best-loved novels. 

Episode 7 |  Grand Finale | Tuesday, Oct. 23
Find out which of the 100 nominated novels is crowned America's favorite. 


Episode 1 | Fall Kick-Off 
Join host Meredith Vieira in the search for America's best-loved novel. 

Episode 2 | Who Am I?
Explore the ways that America's best-loved novels teach us about our place in the world. 

Episode 3 | Hereos 
Take a journey with some literary heroes to examine what makes them complex and relateable.

Episode 4 |  Villains & Monsters 
Revisit the evil deeds of some of literature's favorite and most notorious villains.

More About "The Great American Read"
The Great American Read
is an eight-part series, hosted by Meredith Vieira, that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Vote for your favorite book!
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