UPDATE: We’ve confirmed that for the 15th year in a row C-SPAN’s BookTV will broadcast and stream nine hours of live coverage from the National Book Festival beginning 10 AM ET. The coverage will re-air beginning at Midnight. C-SPAN tells us that viewers will be able to speak with:
- David McCullough
- Tom Brokaw
- Buzz Aldrin
and featured event programs will include presentations by:
- Cokie Roberts
- Joseph Ellis
- Jay Winik
Now, a look at PBS Coverage
As dozens of bestselling authors and thousands of book fans converge on Washington, DC this Labor Day weekend for the 15th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, PBS Book View Now will be there to provide audiences nationwide with comprehensive coverage of the all-day literary event. Coverage will be produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) made possible thanks to the support of the Wyncote Foundation. The coverage will be hosted by Jeffrey Brown, Senior Correspondent and Chief Arts Correspondent for PBS NewsHour and Book View Now host Rich Fahle.
The National Book Festival will be held Saturday, September 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. Live stream coverage of the event will air from 12 noon until 6 p.m. ET, with interviews tentatively scheduled with authors Kate DiCamillo, Jon Scieszka, David McCollough, Tom Brokaw, Louise Erdrich, Kwame Alexander, Marilynne Robinson, David Mariniss, and many more, as well as segments showcasing the energy of the Book Festival floor.
Live stream coverage will be available online via PBS.org and at www.BookViewNow.org, plus select PBS station websites, and the WORLDChannel.org. In addition, select segments will be archived and available for on-demand viewing on PBS.org, PBS station websites and all PBS video apps, including iPhone, iPad, Xbox, Roku and Apple TV, as well as YouTube.
See Also: Direct to National Book Festival Web Site