About the Broadcast
"The Great American Read," a new PBS series and multiplatform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books people love, launched with a two-hour premiere episode Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, the program introduced viewers to a list of America's 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey. Features included interviews with celebrities, authors, super fans and everyday Americans discussing the way particular books have influenced them and the significance in American popular culture. The series culminates in the Fall 2018 with the finale episode presenting the results of the first-ever national vote to choose America's Best-Loved Novel. The series concludes with a Grand Finale Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.
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