Press Release: UCTV Celebrates National Library Week With "Words Worth Watching" (3/17/2003)
Weeklong Celebration Of All Things Literary, April 7-12
LA JOLLA, March 17 - From John Steinbeck to Jane Smiley, literature takes center stage on the University of California's 24-hour television channel (UCTV) April 7-12 in honor of National Library Week. Every day from 4:00 to 8:00 pm (PST), delve into UCTV's treasure trove of book and poetry readings, author interviews, commentary and lively discussion on all things literary.
UCTVs "celebration of literature" is timed to coincide with the American Library Associations annual National Library Week. While local libraries around the country reach out to their communities, UCTV hopes to join in that effort by reaching their ten million viewers nationwide and demonstrating the everlasting value and enrichment that books can bring to all of our lives.
Detailed program information and broadcast times can be found here at UCTV
Some highlights from "Words Worth Watching Week" include:
Revelle Forum: Joan Didion
Monday, April 7 at 4:00pm
Joan Didion discusses her latest work, Political Fictions
E. O. Wilson - Science and the Humanities
Tuesday, April 8 at 5:00pm
Scientist and author Edward O. Wilson discusses interconnections between science and the humanities
Greg Sarris: An Afternoon with the Author
Wednesday, April 9 at 4:00pm
The writer discusses what it means to a Native American in America.
An Afternoon with the Writer Sebastian Junger
Thursday, April 10 at 5:00pm
The author reads selections from Fire, a riveting collection of literary journalism
Jane Smiley: An Evening with the Author
Friday, April 11 at 5:00pm
The Pulitzer-Prize-winning author discusses her spirited novel Horse Heaven
Trampling Out the Vintage: Reflections on John Steinbeck and The Grapes of Wrath
Friday, April 11 at 6:00pm
Documentary about the genesis and history of Steinbeck's novel, and its hold on the American imagination.
Artists on the Cutting Edge: W.S. Merwin
Saturday, April 12 at 7:30pm
Merwin is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Carrier of Ladders and most recently The River of Sound