What Makes a Great Book (Broadcast Ready with Embedded Captions)


An original concept, an enticing plot, a compelling protagonist – what are the elements that make a book meaningful? Hosted by Meredith Vieira, this program explores the pillars of great writing by showcasing local voices and how the books of their lives have touched them in profound ways. The chapters of this program include character, plot, and style, and feature content from stations across the country.

Stations to create their own local NOLA Code in ProTrack for this program when downloaded from Wavelength.

For JMC/Central Cast stations airing broadcast-ready version, ProTrack Media ID Number:
WHAT MAKES A GREAT BOOK JH-01455106 August 31, 2018

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Title: What Makes a Great Book (Broadcast Ready with Embedded Captions)

Type: Full Program

Subject(s): Authors, Character, Plot, Style

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WLIW

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 08/31/2018

Runtime: 00:26:46

Rights Information:

  • Media Rights: Specific manner/media
  • Specific Manner and Media specified: PublicTelevision,Free VOD & PBS Passport: public TV website only
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): United States (including territories and possessions)
  • Term: 3 years
  • Releases: 4
  • Editing Allowed?: No
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Special Instructions: This is the broadcast-ready version of this program. To customize this program for your market, please see the Localizable version, also on Wavelength. Mandatory Credit on all versions: What Makes a Great Book, the companion documentary to THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, is/was made possible in part by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a grant from Anne Ray Foundation, and by contributions to your PBS station from Viewers like you. Thank you

File Clean of Graphics: No


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