PBS and DPTV Bring Miami Book Fair International to National Audience
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For the first time, 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 PBS' first major book and author live event coverage. The three-day coverage—from Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23 will include:

  • A daily live stream of selected interviews, panels, and on-the-street fair segments accessible via PBS.org, select PBS station websites and WORLDChannel.org.
  • On-demand viewing of select segments are available across PBS.org, PBS station websites and all PBS video apps, including 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.

“Detroit Public Television is proud to be bringing book lovers around the nation coverage of this esteemed event for the very first time,” said Rich Homberg, DPTV’s President and CEO. “We look forward to this partnership with Knight Foundation and PBS as we engage our viewers’ interest in the enriching world of books.”

“PBS and our member stations are pleased to be part of this effort to bring the experience of the Miami Book Fair International to the American public, and we thank the Knight Foundation, Miami Dade College and Detroit Public Television for helping to make it possible,” said Ira Rubenstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital, PBS. “Books and literature have a strong affinity with the PBS audience, and we hope book lovers across the country will take advantage of the opportunity to experience this unique event."


Would you like to feature the Miami International Book Fair content on your local station site? Simply add the Fair's Bentomatic page to your site, and offer this national content to your lcoal community. The page is regularly refreshed by PBS Digital, so once you add the site, we take care of the rest. To request this page, please contact your PBS Digital rep, or email pbsi_spi@pbs.org.

Contacts and Social Media

For regular updates on the Miami Book Fair, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3258 or email wbookfair@mdc.edu. Find the Fair on social media at: