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On TV Tonight: 'The Great American Read', 'Paley Center presents 'This Is Us' Special

Tonight's television highlights include two highly anticipated programs, a "This Is Us" special and another episode of "The Great American Read" on PBS. 

NBC will air “The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us” on Tuesday, September18 at 10: p.m. ET/PT. The hourlong special builds excitement for highly anticipated Tuesday, September 25 Season 3 Premiere.

Features will be clips, interviews with the stars and creators, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the series comes together each week. The highlights of the first two seasons bring new viewers up to speed and give avid fans a chance to see their favorite scenes in a new light. 

Cast members, writers and producers contribute their own interpretations of the events and explain why they made certain crucial choices with the characters and plot.

"The Great American Read" is back with an All-New Episode leading up to America's Favorite Novel. The series, hosted by Meredith Viera airs Tuesday, September 18 at 9:00 p.m.

Tonight's episode, entitled "Who Am I?," is about the books we love and how do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?” We explore first-person narratives and other ways authors tell stories of characters on personal journeys. From navigating the teen years through discovering our “chosen families,” these novels can help us find ourselves at any age.

Featured in this episode are Barbara Bush, Junot Diaz, Jonathan Gilmore, Lauren Graham, John Green, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Heritage, S.E. Hinton, John Irving, Yahdon Israel, Devon Kennard, Diane Lane, George Lopez, Lisa Lucas, Armistead Maupin, Aline Brosh McKenna, Leland Melvin, Shanna Peeples, Joanna Rakoff, Jason Reynolds, Joshua Rothman, Parul Seghal and Kevin Young. 

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