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PBS to livestream Miami Book Fair events

Select book fair appearances will livestream on PBS.
Select book fair appearances will livestream on PBS. Miami Herald File

For the first time this year, PBS is covering Miami Book Fair International in a big way.

PBS will livestream select book fair events from 4-9 p.m. Nov. 21 and from noon-6 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, accessible via PBS.org, select PBS station websites and WORLDChannel.org. Coverage will be produced by Detroit Public Television and is made possible through the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The fair has long enjoyed a partnership with C-Span, which focuses on authors of nonfiction. PBS coverage will include such nonfiction authors as Norman Lear and Walter Isaacson but will also feature such novelists as Richard Ford, Ann Patchett and Emma Straub and personalities such as director John Waters and actor Jason Segel.

The coverage will be hosted by Jeffrey Brown, chief correspondent for Arts, Culture and Society for PBS NewsHour and Kelly Corrigan, bestselling author of Glitter and Glue.

The fair, which opens Sunday, is held at Miami Dade College, 300 NE Second Ave. in downtown Miami. For a full schedule and tickets, visit www.miamibookfair.com

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