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The Great American Read! with Bill Gardner, VP of Programming and Development at PBS

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It's a question we're asked daily: what is your favorite book? PBS took that idea and expanded it to find America's favorite book and they've been working tirelessly to find the answer. Through The Great American Read they've found America's top 100 most popular books and all fall long they've been highlighting different genres and titles in their weekly episodes. On today's episode, Bill Gardner, the VP of Programming and Development at PBS stopped by to chat about the list ahead of the upcoming finale and unveiling of America's favorite book!

You can catch up on all the previous episodes and cast your vote for America's favorite book by visiting http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/.

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