PBS and WGBH present The Great American Read, a journey through America that introduces our list of the 100 best-loved books and explores the many ways in which these novels affect, reflect and connect us all. Join WGBH via Facebook Live throughout the summer from our Boston Public Library studio for lively discussions on a variety of reading topics.

For the first episode of the series, MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton sat down with WGBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen to discuss the process of translating a novel into a film or television series. Watch the episode below on-demand, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more live discussions throughout the summer.

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