Nutopia's Jane Root Discusses PBS' 'Great American Read' Series

As PBS' original series The Great American Read counts down to its final episode on Oct. 23. series producer Jane Root talks about the show, in which voters choose the 100 most beloved novels of all time.

The former Discovery Channel president also talks about her production company Nutopia in the latest segment of Multichannel News' One-on-One In 2 video series.

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