The Great American Read

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (26)

A journey through America that introduces our list of the 100 best-loved books and explores the many ways in which these novels affect, reflect and connect us all.

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Seasons
Grand Finale
8. Grand Finale
October 23, 2018
The finale crowns America's best-loved novel.
Other Worlds
7. Other Worlds
October 16, 2018
A look at literature's great alternative universes, including Middle Earth and Lilliput, and how they help readers better understand the real world.
What We Do for Love
6. What We Do for Love
October 9, 2018
Some of literature's most beautiful romances are featured. Also: the many forms of love, from family to passion to the unrequited type; and how America's best-loved novels reflect the things people do for love.
Villains and Monsters
5. Villains and Monsters
October 1, 2018
We explore the lessons from novels featuring America's favorite villains, monsters, and evil forces.
Heroes
4. Heroes
September 24, 2018
We highlight books on America's list that feature heroic characters and explore why we love them.
Who Am I?
3. Who Am I?
September 18, 2018
How do America's favorite novels about personal journeys help us understand our own identities?
Fall Kick-off
2. Fall Kick-off
September 11, 2018
Meredith Viera returns as The Great American Read hits high gear. After a summer of reading and voting for your favorite novels, see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for
Launch
1. Launch
May 22, 2018
The premiere of the series, which celebrates the power, passion and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved books as chosen by the public.
The Great American Read
The Great American Read

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Great American Read, The (Clip 2)
Great American Read, The (Clip 2)

Trailer - 1 min

Great American Read, The (Clip 1)
Great American Read, The (Clip 1)

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Description

A journey through America that introduces our list of the 100 best-loved books and explores the many ways in which these novels affect, reflect and connect us all. The Great American Read is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on May 22, 2018.

Where to Watch The Great American Read

The Great American Read is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Great American Read on demand at Amazon, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    May 22, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (26)