Book TV: Promoting Citizens' Literacy
This was the first session of “C-SPAN: Adventures in Democracy,” a four-part series celebrating and analyzing the impact of C-SPAN’s twenty-five years on television.
Panelists discussed the impact of BookTV on the literacy movement. They spoke about a recent report from the National Endowment for the Arts that claimed that… read more
Panelists discussed the impact of BookTV on the literacy movement. They spoke about a recent report from the National Endowment for the Arts that claimed that reading in the U.S. is in decline. They spoke about the relation between literature and other forms of communication and entertainment. The panelists discussed the role of television in book promotion, the connections between television appearances and sales, and the impact of BookTV on sales of books about public policy. All panelists answered questions from members the audience after the discussion. Book TV’s Senior Executive Producer Connie Doebele also contributed from the audience.
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Connie Doebele Senior Executive Producer C-SPAN->Book TV
Joni Evans Executive Vice President William Morris Agency
Neal Gabler Author
Martin Garbus Attorney
Todd Gitlin Professor Columbia University->Graduate School of Journalism
Mitchell Kaplan President American Booksellers Association
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