Authors and Their Hometowns (Localizable)


From To Kill a Mockingbird to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, authors from all eras have pulled from their hometown experiences to create great literature. Hosted by Meredith Vieira, this program explores how the hometowns of great authors have influenced their writing and their stories. Authors and Their Hometowns features interviews with local authors, librarians, and readers, and includes content from local stations across the country.
This is the localizable version of this program; it is free of graphics, music, and text. Stations can easily incorporate voices from their communities with local, existing content, or by interviewing prominent local authors, librarians, book clubs, and readers of all ages.

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Title: Authors and Their Hometowns (Localizable)

Type: Full Program

Subject(s): Authors, Character, Hometown Story

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?: Yes
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Sensitive Material: N/A

Special Instructions: This is the localizable version of this program. If your station would like to air the program without making edits to the content, please see the Broadcast-Ready version, also on Wavelength. “Authors and Their Hometowns” Mandatory Credit on all versions: Authors and Their Hometowns, 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: Yes

Language: English


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