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DPTV-PBS To Provide Live Online Coverage of

September 5, 2015—Noon to 6 p.m.

Partnership made possible by the Wyncote Foundation Yesterday’s Washington Post article
Press Release on BookViewNow: 

In less than three weeks, Detroit Public Television will head to Washington, DC to bring book lovers nationwide extensive coverage of the 15th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival — an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. It was created by Laura Bush and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington at the suggestion of Mrs. Bush, who had created the Texas Book Festival.

Coverage of this event is important for several reasons: It allows the Library of Congress to share the book festival with hundreds of thousands of people all over the country and even the world, who cannot otherwise attend it. It also provides a trusted and important venue for esteemed authors such as David

McCollough, Tom Brokaw, Louise Erdrich, Kwame Alexander, Marilynne Robinson, and others to discuss their books and share their stories with audiences nationwide.

Most importantly, it uses the power of PBS’ Book View Now to reinforce the love of reading and books with audiences of all ages and backgrounds—not just on the day of the event, but for many weeks to follow — allowing readers to enjoy the interviews and information at their leisure.

Live stream coverage will be available online via and at www., plus select PBS station websites, and the In addition, select segments will be archived and available for on-demand viewing on, PBS station websites and all PBS video apps, including iPhone, iPad, Xbox, Roku and Apple TV, as well as YouTube.

In addition to The National Book Festival, PBS’ Book View Now has covered the Miami Book Fair International, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Book Expo America, and BookCon. Each event has drawn more interest from viewers and great feedback about PBS’ efforts in this area.

Visit and check out our coverage of past book events, and join us as we continue to grow this momentum and build the energy about books and the publishing industry.

Rich Homberg
President and CEO
Detroit Public Television
@RichHomberg –