- In changing publishing world, Miami Book Fair celebrates old-fashioned tech and face time with writers
More than 30 years ago, a festival was launched to bring prominent writers to an audience of avid readers in downtown Miami in order to help revitalize the neighborhood. Now it’s said to be America’s largest literary event of its kind: eight days, more than 600 authors and a quarter-million bibliophiles. Jeffrey Brown reports on how authors see the festival as part of a changing book world. Continue reading
The 31st year of the annual Miami Book Fair International is underway, with hundreds of thousands of book lovers browsing the stalls set up along the streets of the coastal city in southern Florida. Throughout the weekend Street Fair, PBS will be live streaming interviews and special segments with distinguished authors. Continue reading
For 22 years, the Sarasota Ballet has sponsored an after school program designed to transform the lives of inner city school children. The students study classical ballet, but the lessons learned are much broader. Continue reading
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Florida governor’s race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie Crist insists on bringing along to campaign appearances.
ATLANTA — Midterm elections are almost three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states. Continue reading
Viewers respond to a recent NewsHour Weekend signature piece examining Florida’s new law requiring low-performing elementary schools to provide an extra hour of reading every day. Hari Sreenivasan reads your comments. Continue reading
The state of Florida recently mandated the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools add an extra hour of reading instruction each day, the first in the country to do so. But while supporters are convinced the extra time will improve kids’ reading, not everyone is convinced it’s the right solution. NewsHour Special Correspondent Alison Stewart reports. Continue reading