PBS announces new show, The Great American Read, launching in May

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PBS announces new show, The Great American Read, launching in May

Jan 17 2018

Margaret Atwood, Junot Díaz, Lauren Graham John Irving, Bill T. Jones, Devon Kennard, Gayle King, Diane Lane, George R. R. Martin, Lesley Stahl and many more will lend their voices to the upcoming PBS show, "The Great American Read."

The eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign created in partnership with the production company Nutopia, aims to explore the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public. PBS will also partner with top literary organizations and its nearly 350 member stations nationwide to extend the reach of The Great American Read to every community.

The show will launch with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.

Source: PBS

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