What Makes a Great Book (Localizable)


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.
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: What Makes a Great Book (Localizable)

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?: 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. 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: Yes

Language: English


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