PBS Brings Miami Book Fair International to National Audiences

Partnership made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

MIAMI--()--For the first time ever, PBS audiences across the country will have the opportunity to enjoy the acclaimed Miami Book Fair International, produced and presented by The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College (MDC). Coverage will be produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and distributed via multiple platforms including PBS.org, PBS station websites and WORLD Channel. The coverage is made possible thanks to the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

DPTV’s partnership with the Miami Book Fair International represents the first major book and author live event coverage for PBS. The three-day coverage—from Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23 will include a daily live stream presentation of selected interviews, panels, and on-the-street fair segments accessible via PBS.org, select PBS station websites and WORLDChannel.org. In addition, select segments will be archived and available for on-demand viewing across PBS.org, PBS station websites and all PBS video apps, including those for iPhone, iPad, Xbox, Roku and Apple TV, as well as YouTube.

The live stream webcast will air on Friday, November 21 from 4-9 pm ET, Saturday from 12 noon-6 pm ET, and Sunday from 12 noon-6 pm ET. In addition to PBS online platforms, the live stream will be available via a free online video player available to any individual or entities, including bookstores, publishers, blogs and media outlets wishing to share the stories, events and energy of the Miami Book Fair International with their audiences. Embed code instructions and additional information about coverage can be found at www.BookViewNow.org.

Daily 30-minute highlights programs will premiere on public media’s WORLD Channel over three subsequent nights from Saturday, November 22 to Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm ET each evening. Nearly 150 PBS stations around the country, in markets including Miami, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles, distribute WORLD Channel. Check your local listings at http://worldchannel.org/schedule/localize/. The highlight programs will also be made available to PBS stations nationwide.

For more information please visit: http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2014/miami-book-fair/.

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Contacts

Miami-Dade College
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611
jmendiet@mdc.edu
or
Miami Book Fair
Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132
lpalley@bellsouth.net
or
PBS
Jennifer Byrne, 703-739-5487
jrbyrne@pbs.org
or
Detroit Public Television
Della Cassia, 248-320-5680
dcassia@dptv.org
or
Knight Foundation
Anuka Alikhan, 305-908-2677
media@knightfoundation.org
or
WGBH
Mandy Miller, 617-300-5334
Mandy_Miller@WGBH.org

Release Summary

For the first time ever, PBS audiences across the country will have the opportunity to enjoy the acclaimed Miami Book Fair International.

Contacts

Miami-Dade College
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611
jmendiet@mdc.edu
or
Miami Book Fair
Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132
lpalley@bellsouth.net
or
PBS
Jennifer Byrne, 703-739-5487
jrbyrne@pbs.org
or
Detroit Public Television
Della Cassia, 248-320-5680
dcassia@dptv.org
or
Knight Foundation
Anuka Alikhan, 305-908-2677
media@knightfoundation.org
or
WGBH
Mandy Miller, 617-300-5334
Mandy_Miller@WGBH.org