The Great American Read

The Great American Read: Jerry & Norma Wilson

Oct 9, 2018
Andrew Bork

In The Moment ... October 9. 2018 Show 438 Hour 2

This week's Great American Read explores how our favorite novels reflect what we do for love. From classic romance to family dramas, from unrequited passion to unforgettable first love, we take a look at our best-loved books that feature the most important emotion in our lives.

"Episode 6: What We Do For Love" premieres tonight at 7:00 p.m. CT on SDPB-TV.

The Great American Read: Jim Reese

Oct 4, 2018

In The Moment ... October 2. 2018 Show 434 Hour 1

The local documentary of The Great American Read “South Dakota Authors & Their Hometowns" premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. CT on SDPB-TV.

 

In this special production, SDPB's Andrew Bork and Lori Walsh visit book writers and lovers where they live and work.

 

Jim Reese, writer, poet and Associate Professor of English at Mount Marty College in Yankton is one of the authors we interviewed for the show.

 

The Great American Read: Patrick Hicks

Sep 25, 2018
Patrick Hicks

In The Moment ... September 25. 2018 Show 429 Hour 1

This week's Great American Read follows the trials and tribulations of some of literature's favorite protagonists. This episode examines how these everyday heroes and anti-heroes find their inner strength, overcome challenges and rise to the occasion.

"Episode 4: Heroes" premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. CT on SDPB-TV.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 1

You spent the summer reading and voting for your favorite novels, now tune in to see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for. The Great American Read Fall Kick-off premieres tonight on SDPB-TV at 7 p.m. CDT / 6 p.m. MDT.

Tonight's episode features thoughts from authors and leaders such as John Green, Venus Williams, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Barbara Bush.

What is America's best loved novel? South Dakota Public Broadcasting and PBS bring you The Great American Read. The choices have been narrowed down to a list of 100 fiction books, and you can find the list and vote for your favorite here. Vote daily and tune in throughout the summer to In The Moment as we discuss books and all their many wonders. 

SDPB's Jackie Hendry took a look at the list to tell us about one of her best loved novels:

In The Moment ... June 4, 2018 Show 350 Hour 2

SDPB is traveling the state to find out what South Dakotans love to read. Find us in a town near you or send an e-mail to inthemoment@sdpb.org.

For some readers, a favorite book can lead to a lifelong interest, or even a career. Sarah Carlson is with the Lead Opera House. Her favorite book didn't make the PBS Great American Read List of 100, but that doesn't mean its not a community favorite.

pbs.org

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 1

What's America's best-loved novel? You get to decide. PBS launches The Great American Read tonight with a special two-hour kickoff special on SDPB-TV.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). 

Joining us in the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls is Jacqueline Palfy. She leads the Zandbroz Book Club.