8 September 1993
| 8.1/10 |
September 8, 1993
| The Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, Discovery World (TV channel)|
Walter Cronkite, Jonathan Ward
Special Classification for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs
Dale Minor, Alexandra Middendorf
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Great Books is an hour-long documentary and biography program that aired on The Learning Channel. The series was a project co-created by Walter Cronkite and former child actor Jonathan Ward under a deal they had with their company Cronkite-Ward, The Discovery Channel, and The Learning Channel. Premiering on September 8, 1993, to coincide with International Literacy Day, the series took in-depth looks into some of literature's greatest fictional and nonfictional books and the authors who created them. The series is mostly narrated by Donald Sutherland.
Episodes feature insights from historians, scholars, novelists, artists, writers, and filmmakers who were directly influenced by the novels showcased and discussed.
The Learning Channel's Great Books Wikipedia
Grandes Livros premiered in 2009 and was a multi-platform release of Portuguese literature that involves a series of 12 documentaries. Each episode was a biography and documentary at 50-minutes each, narrated by Diogo Infante, actor and director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II. The featured episodes include: