The Great American Read
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by Meredith Vieira, is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.
The series premiered May 22 on WFYI 1 with a launch special, kicking off a summer of reading and voting. This fall, seven new episodes of the series will air as the quest to find America’s most beloved book moves into high gear. Tune in every Tuesday to hear from celebrities, athletes, experts, authors and everyday Americans discussing various themes found throughout the books on the list. It all leads up to the grand finale, when America's best-loved book will be revealed.
Tuesday, September 18 - Who Am I?
Tuesday, September 25 - Heroes
Tuesday, October 2 - Villains & Monsters
Tuesday, October 9 - What We Do for Love
Tuesday, October 16 - Other Worlds
Tuesday, October 23 - Grand Finale
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Check back here regularly to learn more about Great American Read events happening in your area.
GET SOCIAL WITH WFYI
Share Your Spot Contest
Do you have a favorite spot to read? Is it laying next to the White River, sitting on a bench in Holiday Park, lounging at Monument Circle or just laying on your couch? Share it on social media, and tag WFYI on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and use #ShareYourSpotWFYI
We'll randomly select two winners to receive a Great American Read prize pack, including a signed copy of John Green's "Looking For Alaska" and an Indy Reads Books giftcard. Here's how to enter:
1) Take a photo or video of your reading spot.
2) Post the photo/video to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Tag WFYI in the post and use the hashtag #ShareYourSpotWFYI
3) Tag your friends and challenge them to do the same.
The deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 23 at 12:00 pm. Find complete contest rules below.
Don't forget to follow THE GREAT AMERICAN READ on Facebook where you can learn the latest details about the show and watch previous episodes of the show. Be sure to share with your friends and join the national conversation using #GreatReadPBS.