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date (day) time network episode title
5/22/18 (Tu.)8:00 PMPBSTBA






GREAT AMERICAN READ, THE (PBS)
Premieres Tuesday, May 22
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/22/18 - ???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from PBS's press release, January 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, including Margaret Atwood, Lesley Stahl, Devon Kennard, Junot Díaz and many others who, throughout the series, share their personal stories and connections to their favorite titles. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign created in partnership with the production company Nutopia, explores 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. Kerger revealed that 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 GREAT AMERICAN READ launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations (check local listings). Over the course of 15 weeks in the summer, viewers can read and vote on favorite works of fiction; the series then returns in the fall with additional episodes exploring the nominated books through themes including "Heroes," "Villains & Monsters," "Who Am I?," "What We Do for Love," "Other Worlds," and will conclude with an exciting finale and countdown to "America's Best-Loved Book." The full list of 100 titles, chosen from a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov, will be made available to the public prior to the launch episode in May. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is supported by an extensive multi-platform digital and social media campaign designed to inspire Americans to read, vote and share their personal connections to titles on the top 100 list and beyond over the course of the summer. Additionally, working with member stations and partners, PBS will develop resources and materials to extend the campaign and encourage summer reading activities.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Annie Wong as PROD
· Bob Kirsh as EP
· Jane Root as EP
· Justine Simonson as PROD
· Kate Chumley as PROD
· Katherine Linton as PROD
· Michael Cascio as EP
· Michelle Smawley as PROD
· Rebecca Ratliff Cameron as CO-EP
· Siobhan Lockhart as PROD
· Tomek Gross as PROD
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Nutopia