Vote and Read with WKAR and The Great American Read

May 15, 2018

Is your favorite book on The Great American Read list of America’s 100 best-loved novels? 

The Great American Read, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on WKAR HD and will introduce viewers to the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov.

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Printable Checklist of America's 100 Best-loved Novels 

Voting will open with the launch of the two-hour premiere episode on May 22 and continue throughout the summer. Over the summer, viewers will be able to vote at pbs.org/greatamericanread and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter using #GreatReadPBS.

Following the May premiere, WKAR will also promote a multi-platform community initiative, which will include live public events, social media components and local reading clubs. 

The Great American Read series will then resume in the fall with several themed episodes, including an exciting finale, culminating in the first-ever national vote to choose “America’s Best-Loved Novel.”  During the fall, viewers will also be able to cast their vote toll-free by phone and through SMS texting.

The Great American Read will be the most expansive national celebration of books and reading aimed at engaging multi-generational readers across multiple platforms ever created!