Chip Chandler from Panhandle PBS stopped by the studio to chat with Meaghan.
Some of the topics discussed:
In the spring, PBS launched The Great American Read, announcing the 100 favorite novels as chosen by a national survey. Since May, people can go online and vote once a day, every day for their favorites — everything from the Harry Potter series to To Kill a Mockingbird to War & Peace to Fifty Shades of Grey. On Sept. 11, a six-week series will premiere and really dive into all 100 books and the themes they address. Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, was asked to be on a panel of experts that helped take the national survey and come up with the final list of 100. She’ll appear in many of the episodes of the series. Locally, the list of 100 books has been narrowed down to 64 to put into a March Madness-style bracket. Round 2 has just finished and Round 3 will open Monday. Those votes will decide The Great Panhandle Read, which will be announced a couple of days after the national book is announced in October.
US Open organizers are expressing regret for the way French tennis player Alize Cornet was treated for briefly taking off her shirt on the court.
New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, and challenger Cynthia Nixon took the stage for a debate yesterday. Before the debate, Nixon’s campaign requested that the station holding the debate adjust the temperature in the room to 76 degrees.