The Great American Read


Premieres September 25, 2018 8/7c

The Great American Read

Heroes | Preview

Aired: 2018-09-25 0:30 Expires: 2019-01-01

We highlight books that feature heroic characters and explore why we love them.


We examine books on America’s list that feature heroic characters. Celebrities, literary experts, authors and everyday book lovers discuss why our favorite heroes are complex and relatable, from the everyday hero to the tragic and unlikely or anti-hero.


Carla Hayden, Walter Isaacson, Yahdon Israel, Ari Kohen, George Lopez, Wynton Marsalis, Seth Meyers, Shaquille O’Neal, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Patterson, Shanna Peeples, Jason Reynolds, Joshua Rothman, Parul Seghal, Baratunde Thurston, Kevin Young, Venus Williams 

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