Saturday, April 09, 2016

PBS BOOK VIEW NOW live streaming LA Times Festival of Books Saturday and Sunday

Detroit's Public Television Channel 56 notes:

Love books? 

Head for the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend
Join PBS Book View Now and the PBS Newshour’s Jeffery Brown for Live Coverage
PBS Book View Now LIVE Stream Coverage of The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
April 9th & 10th 2-7pm ET / 11 am-4pm PT

  • Hosted by: Rich Fahle and Jeffrey Brown of PBS NewsHour
  • April 9th and 10th, 2016

Join PBS Book View Now live for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books April 9th and 10th, 2016 from 2-7pm ET / 11 am-4pm PT.
PBS Book View Now brings the festival to you!  The Los Angeles Times’ annual celebration of ideas, creativity and the written word. PBS Book View Now coverage features author panels, author interviews and celebrity appearances. Authors scheduled to appear in the coverage include:
Senator Barbara Boxer, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny, The Nest
Anna Quindlen, Miller’s Valley
Michael Connelly, The Crossing (The Harry Bosch Series)
Rainn Wilson, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy
Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, Here's Hank: You Can't Drink a Meatball Through A Straw
And Many More!

PBS Book View Now is an impressive gathering of National Book Award nominees and winners, as well as enthusiastic readers and writers, all in one place to explore and celebrate the written word. PBS continues to provide content that allows viewers to discover new ideas and explore the community around them. Books matter. And the authors that write them—together with the ideas and stories they tell—all matter. And no one understands this as well as PBS. It’s precisely this type of smart, thought provoking content that people turn to PBS to discover. For many viewers PBS provides a “stage” to musical acts, a “road trip” to uncharted landscapes, and is now uniquely positioned as a “conversationalist” to the world of books and authors. PBS Book View Now provides booklovers unable to attend the jubilee the occasion to join the fun, expand their knowledge through non-fiction, and get lost in the world of literature.

Watch a preview from the Miami Book Fair in 2015 here!

Host Rich Fahle
After meeting his future wife for a first date at the venerated DC bookstore Kramerbooks, Rich eventually managed it for several years, before leaving to join the marketing department at the national cable network C-SPAN. He was Communications Director and Chief Spokesperson for the iconic public affairs network and helped launch Book TV.  After a number of years, Rich left DC for Michigan to join Borders, the national bookstore company, at their headquarters in Ann Arbor. At Borders, Rich rose to become Vice President of Content and Entertainment, working with every major publisher, music label, and movie studio, as well as hundreds of authors, musicians and artists—a perfect place to satisfy all of his pop culture cravings. In addition to Astral Road Media, Rich is the executive producer of PBS Book View Now, a vibrant book and author-focused entertainment hub distributed via the broad PBS platform.

For more on the PBS Book View Now strategy, see this article in Publisher’s Weekly.

PBS Book View Now is an opportunity to engage the book lover who appreciates a great story. Produced by Detroit Public Television, PBS Book View Now is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and AWP.
Really love books?  And, add the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books live video player to your website!
Enjoy the Festival!
Rich Homberg
President and CEO
Detroit Public Television

248-640-4169 - @RichHomberg -